To the editor:
I salute the Journal-World editorial page editor for Wednesday's columns by Kris Kobach and Mike Hoeflich. They provide a stark contrast between the extremist (Kobach) and moderate (Hoeflich) views on the Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school funding. Extremists like Kobach thrive on misinformation about what constitutes suitable funding for Kansas schools.
A Google search for Kobach's word "krytocracy" shows he subscribes to current fashion among the extremist blog set. Put Kobach's claims together with the urban legend about a $20,000 desk in a Dodge City school spread by the chief education legislator in the Kansas House (Rep. Kathe Decker) and the Kansas State Board of Education's publicly funded creationist circus, and you have a perfect storm brewing around public education in Kansas.
I hope Kansas voters will let their legislators know that they have had it with elected officials who will not uphold their constitutional duty to provide suitable funding for all Kansas schools. We won't be distracted by fairy tales about krytocracy conspiracies, administrative waste and creationism.