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Five Kansas ed board incumbents seeking re-election

May 14, 2010

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— All five members of the Kansas State Board of Education whose terms are ending have filed for re-election this year.

Republicans John Bacon, of Olathe, and Ken Willard, of Hutchinson, filed with the secretary of state's office this week.

Bacon and Willard are conservatives. In 2005, they supported science testing standards for public schools that reflected skepticism about evolution.

Filing earlier this year were incumbent Democrat Janet Waugh, of Kansas City, and Republicans Sally Cauble, of Liberal, and Jana Shaver, of Independence.

All three were part of a board majority that voted in 2007 to return the state to using evolution-friendly science standards.

The board's 10 members serve staggered, four-year terms.

Comments

Olympics 5 years ago

Give me back my 19th Century Science standards. Give me back my 19th Century Science standards. Give me back my 19th Century Science standards. Give me back my 19th Century Science standards. Give me back my 19th Century Science standards!!!!!

maxcrabb 5 years ago

Keep 'em young and fresh like DARPA.

Vote them out!

funkdog1 5 years ago

How in the world is it biased?

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 5 years ago

Shouldn't there be some educational criteria for members of a school board, perhaps an IQ assessment? I don't know about any of the other 5 on there, but I listened to Janet Waugh speak once and she is dumber than a box of rocks. Apparently 3 ideological positions on the Board, conservatives, moderates, and the clueless.

werekoala 5 years ago

Hey, in a day and age where school funding is tight, the conservatives could save us millions!

Who needs to buy science books - just use Bibles! And you can use those same Bible instead of literature, history, social studies, and law textbooks! It's the Swiss Army knife of publishing!

But wait, then some of the kids might actually start reading the Bible. And then they might questioning the priorities and opinions of so-called "Christians" today. Nope, scratch that idea....

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