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Wot? No #fracas!

I’m not the sort of person who tends to sign petitions, especially online ones. Partly, I don’t like giving my details to strangers, and partly I feel that most issues are worth more of a discussion than simply submitting my email address. 596 more words

FE Blog

USD 383 Board of Education, March 4, 2015

By Kathy Dzewaltowski

Board members discussed the possibility of authorizing a resolution calling for a mail-in ballot election to increase the Local Option Budget percentage.  The maximum for the Local Option Budget is 30%, but the Legislature modified the law to allow districts to increase the maximum up to 33% if approved by voters with a mail-in ballot.   186 more words

News And Updates

"Social Safety Net In Hands Of The States?": The GOP's State Budget Disaster Is The Best Case For Big Government

The Republican Party is cutting a swath of destruction through state budgets.

In Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback’s experiment in income and business tax cuts has blown a $344 million… 834 more words


Get Back In Line

It was an illustration I would hear more than once.  I’d spent the last six months deep in research, interviews, and writing of my book on the battle against poverty. 287 more words

Christian Writing

Kansas lawmakers seek classroom tweaks in school budget row

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Some Kansas lawmakers and interest groups see the upheaval in education funding as an opportunity to tweak school curriculums.

Gov. Sam Brownback said he plans to repeal the current school funding formula and instead fund each school district via block grants. 68 more words


Barton Community College losing more funding because of oil valuations

GREAT BEND, Kansas – The drop in oil prices over the last several months is now affecting much more than just the oil companies.

Some of the tax money that oil producers pay goes to fund education, and lower profits could mean higher tuition for students at one school. 243 more words


Episode 2 of Broke Kansas - the schools suffer

Well it’s the day after the big Kansas education announcement.  For this episode of Broke Kansas, I suggest instead of popping popcorn and pulling up for a nice read, you grab yourself a stiff drink.   504 more words