Grinding to the mid-point

Friday is the day on which bills must pass their chamber of origin in order to be considered by the second chamber. There are, of course, exceptions. Bills that are in some time-line exempt committees can still be considered during the second half of the session. And...

RECOVERY, RESILIENCE AND REBUILD OR DISMANTLE, DEFUND AND ATTACK EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS?

Instead of working to support educators on the frontline of a global pandemic that has wreaked havoc upon the entire world, hyper-partisan conservative legislators led by Kristey Williams in the Kansas House and Ty Masterson in the Senate are using the crisis as cover...

Cold keeps things a little quiet

It's been a quiet few days in the Kansas Statehouse with both chambers moving to pro-forma sessions Monday and Tuesday so that legislators could avoid coming in to Topeka during this dreadful cold snap. While many legislators did work remotely and some committees...

kansas Senate expanding vouchers; HOUSE USURPs THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Senate advances voucher scheme to give private schools permission to recruit the best students and athletes out of neighborhood public schools On a vote of 23 to 14, the Kansas Senate has approved Senate Bill 61, a bill expanding the current tuition tax credit voucher...

It’s enough to make your head spin

More Vouchers in House K-12 Education Budget Committee The latest voucher proposal to get a hearing in Rep. Kristey Williams' committee is HB 2119, a bill designed to move as many students out of public schools as quickly as possible. Of course, like HB 2068, the...