Archive for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Letter: School priority

January 23, 2013


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.   


Maddy Griffin 5 years, 3 months ago

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

Abdu Omar 5 years, 3 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.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 3 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?

Paul R Getto 5 years, 3 months ago

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

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 3 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.

voevoda 5 years, 3 months ago

Education is already "performance based" (or "performanced based," if you prefer an ungrammatical term). That is what tests and grades are all about--they measure performance. Tenure for teachers is a good thing, too, because it permits those teachers who have proven their worth to advocate for their students and their schools without fear of retribution when they say things that the governor and his cronies don't want to believe.

voevoda 5 years, 3 months ago

Your statement about public education being a "failure," rvjayhawk, is clearly untrue. The vast majority of successful people in this country, over a dozen generations or more, were educated by our public schools. Most people who graduate from public schools can read, and most have the tools to manage in the adult world. Certainly, there are areas for improvement, but depriving the schools of funding won't make any improvement possible.

bring_JOHN_BROWN_back 5 years, 3 months ago

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.

Matthew Herbert 5 years, 3 months ago

but that bloody revolt will be without guns, because those will all be illegal.

Brock Masters 5 years, 3 months ago

Kind of funny that many of those who recognize and speak out against Sam building a dictatorship and tyrannical government mock people who dare to suggest the 2nd amendment was adopted to affirm the right of the people to be armed to protect themselves against a tyrannical government.

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