The Kansas Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Gannon v. Kansas, the school finance lawsuit. What did the court say, and did it address the real and important issues with Kansas schools?
Posts tagged as “School choice”
A grassroots coalition of educators, advocates, parents, and Kansans came together to make the case for school choice in the Kansas State Capitol on 11 February 2014.
This week children and parents rallied for school choice in the Kansas Capitol.
When you hear that Kansas schools have "cut to the bone," or are operating at maximum efficiency, or have nowhere else to cut, or there's no need to audit school district efficiency, think of this.
When markets are not allowed to work, we waste energy fighting over laws and volumes of regulations.
As the Kansas Legislature struggles to end its 2013 session, it's important that we end in a way that positions Kansas for economic growth rather than retaining the policies that have led to stagnation compared to other states.
As the Kansas Legislature prepares to end its 2013 session, budgetary and taxation issues remain to be resolved. It's important that the legislature resolve these issues in a way that positions Kansas for economic growth, rather than retaining the policies that have led to stagnation compared to other states.
Recently it has become fashionable for newspapers to carry editorials bemoaning the current state of affairs in Kansas, contrasting the current regime to a tradition of moderation in Kansas governance.
It appears that Kansas schoolchildren will need to wait another year to have the same freedom and opportunity that children in many states enjoy.
Wichita school superintendent John Allison told Wichitans something they probably didn't know: Parents of Wichita schoolchildren benefit from the district's school choice program.
In Kansas, we argue about school spending issues rather than relying on natural market forces.
School choice programs in some states are targeted at children with special needs, as in Oklahoma. But Kansas children have no choice.
KNEA attempts to persuade its members, but the arguments are all wrong.
The Kansas Governor’s school efficiency task force has released its recommendations.
Compared to other states, parents in Kansas have little power to exercise control over school decisions, according to the Center for Education Reform.
There are winners and losers now that the decision has been made in the Kansas school finance lawsuit. But no group lost more than Kansas schoolchildren.
As Kansas prepares for a legislative session that must find ways to balance a budget in the face of declining revenues, not all solutions are being considered.
While the Kansas Democratic Party apologized last week for misstating candidates' voting record on two mail pieces, the party and its candidates continue a campaign of misinformation regarding spending on Kansas public schools.
Dueling online Kansas school spending feedback forms reveal a problem inherent in Kansas schools.
Focus on two Kansas school efficiency panels, school spending, and the surrounding politics is deflecting attention away from what Kansas schoolchildren and parents really need: Choice.