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Letter: School priority

January 23, 2013

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To the editor:

The education of our youth appears to be a low priority, if any priority, for our Kansas governor. Yet, to ignore the education of our youth is to sentence them to a life of slavery. Yes, slavery, the slavery of ignorance. Not having a good education in today’s society will limit — no, it will eliminate — the future success of our Kansas youth and, in turn, stifle the technological growth and job creation of the state.

The youth of the state will not be able to compete in the rapidly changing technology of the world. With the Kansas governor and Legislature wanting to redefine what is required for an adequate education, changing science standards to be in line with medieval standards will result in our Kansas youth being under-educated and non-competitive.

Companies will locate only where the population is educated in the most current technology. If for no other reason, the governor should set education as a No. 1 priority for job growth, and not think of education as an obstruction in his goal of the total elimination of taxes.   

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bring_JOHN_BROWN_back 1 year, 2 months ago

http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/documents/hb2023_00_0000.pdf

There is a clause in this bill that will render teachers and administrators powerless in opposition to any education reform (finance, academic standards, etc.). There will come a time when the citizens of the free republic of Kansas enact a bloody revolt in reaction to this dictatorship.

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Milton Bland 1 year, 2 months ago

Public Education is a total failure. It will not work as long as the federal government and unions are in control. Why throw money at a failed cause? It has been proven numerous times that money is not the answer to this problem. Just look at the amount of money spent per pupil in the Kansas City Missouri school system. The state of Missouri has invested millions of dollars there, and the kids are still not able to read.

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 1 year, 2 months ago

It is to bad that the taxpayers are slaves to the teachers unions. Until education is performanced based and tenure is a thing of the past, nothing will change.

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Paul R Getto 1 year, 2 months ago

Sam is on a roll. Jump back, Kansas. Don't let him crush you on his way by.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 2 months ago

Well Bruce Johanning dumbing down will eventually eliminate the " question authority" that comes with the educated mind.

Notice this so called GOP has been eliminating GOP members that do not snap to for thirty three years... which begs the question where did the GOP go?

What has the GOP become?

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Abdu Omar 1 year, 2 months ago

I wouldn't call him the Anit Christ because he isn't that smart or powerful. But he is a villain. He has a very suspicious agenda and I hope all Kansans can see that he is not good for our state. I said this from the very beginning when he ran for governor. This man will do no good for us and we were foolish to trust him.

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Number_1_Grandma 1 year, 2 months ago

Brownback doesn't want public schools funded. He only wants private schools funding to promote his hate and (Anti)christian values. He's the anti-christ.

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grammaddy 1 year, 2 months ago

Education should ALWAYS be our top priority! It is the only way out of poverty.

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