Public Schools? To Kansas Conservatives, They’re ‘Government Schools’

From The New York Times: By JULIE BOSMAN “LEAWOOD, Kansas — Erica Massman, a moderate Kansas Republican, refers to the building where her daughter attends fourth grade as a public school.” “Ms. Massman’s mother, whose politics tilt further to the right, calls it something else: a government school.” ““My mother,…

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INSIGHT KANSAS: The hollow state

From the Hays Post: “When considering “failed states,” we often think of Syria or Libya, where civic breakdowns, violence, and the lack of a viable government lead to chaos. So it’s pushing things more than a bit to think of Kansas as a failed state. But it’s certainly a weakened…

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Kansas declines some federal sex education funds

From The Kansas Health Institute: “Public health officials in Wyandotte County and Johnson County say they are seeking funds to continue comprehensive sexual education programs into 2018 after the state declined to renew a federal grant.” “Kansas is one of seven states that decided not to take funding this year…

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