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Kentucky mom connects the Koch and ALEC dots

Does any of this sound familiar? We’re happy to see this Kentucky mom connecting the dots. “Correlation does not equal causation. And logical fallacies do not equal facts. Shame on these outsiders for coming into our town and criticizing our community, and cherry-picking someone else’s data and calling that “research” in order to support their poorly disguised Koch agenda… “It’s widely accepted that the Kochs, their legislative arm ALEC, and their front group Americans for Prosperity, are behind much of the reprehensible legislation that passed in the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly. Their charter school bills, neighborhood schools bill,...
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Garden City Telegram advises scrap AFP postcards

“Self-serving political forces in Kansas won’t quit, determined to unseat state lawmakers who pushed back against an irresponsible ultraconservative agenda. “They’ve targeted those lawmakers in postcards filled with bogus claims. As the mailings arrive — repeatedly — Kansans should consider the source. “Americans for Prosperity (AFP), supported by the billionaire Koch brothers, endorsed the failed economic experiment that drove huge budget deficits and saddled Kansas with unnecessary debt and numerous setbacks to core services that will take years to mend.” Read more here: http://www.gctelegram.com/opinion/20171124/just-scrap—–afp-koch—–postcards. Originally posted on Facebook November 27, 2017  ...
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Contact Senators Roberts and Moran on harmful tax bill

“KASB members [and the rest of us] should contact U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran immediately to urge them to oppose the federal tax reform bill that will be debated this week. The measure siphons money from public education by eliminating tax deductions and bond financing programs that benefit public schools and adds $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit. Roberts: Washington, D.C.: Chris Allen: chris_allen@roberts.senate.gov 202-224-4774 Dodge City: 620-227-2244 Overland Park: 913-451-9343 Topeka: 785-295-2745 Wichita: 316-263-0416 Moran: Washington, D.C.: Tom Bush, tom_bush@moran.senate.gov; 202-224-6521 Olathe: 913-393-0711 Pittsburg: 620-232-2286 Wichita: 316-269-9257 Hays: 785-628-6401 https://kasb.org/1127-2/ Originally posted on Facebook November...
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KCUR reports teacher shortage acute in lower-income districts

“Children who come from low-income families, have disabilities, aren’t white or don’t speak English at home appear to be disproportionately paying the price of Kansas’ teacher shortage, according to an analysis by the Kansas News Service. “Particularly affected are Liberal, Garden City and Dodge City — southwest Kansas towns where most of the students come from low-income families and more than half face the added challenge of building math, literacy and other skills while acquiring English as a second language. The state’s largest school district, Wichita Public Schools — another predominantly non-white district where three-fourths of the students...
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