Blog

Quote of the Day

“THE United States supports schools in Afghanistan because we know that education is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to build a country. Alas, we’ve forgotten that lesson at home. All across America, school budgets are being cut, teachers laid off and education programs dismantled.” Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, 7/17/11 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/opinion/sunday/17kristof.html?_r=0  ...
Read more Leave a Comment

KASB and other public entities oppose lobby ban

Did you contact committee members Monday? Kansas municipalities and KASB managed to get to Topeka to oppose the ban on lobbying for public entities. Note the hearing was added to the schedule after 5:00 pm Friday and scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday. That’s not very democratic. http://cjonline.com/news/2013-02-11/opposition-mounts-bill-barring-city-county-lobbying...
Read more Leave a Comment

ALEC’s in Kansas

ALEC influence is strong in Kansas, and bad for Kansas education. Once they’re done with the union busting, watch for a move onto ALEC’s education policy-vouchers (aka “scholarships” and online education).  http://cjonline.com/news/2013-02-11/dems-decry-alec-influence-working-kansans...
Read more Leave a Comment

Quote of the Day

“When you wage war on the public schools, you’re attacking the mortar that holds the community together. You’re not a conservative, you’re a vandal.” ― Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America  ...
Read more Leave a Comment