BrainCase (Bob Reinsch)

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New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

He wasn't a member of the Hellfire Club, but he did go to the meetings.

April 16, 2015 at 7:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

But guns and ski masks aren't on the list... and with those, you can get all that other stuff. (I'm a creative problem solver)

April 16, 2015 at 11:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas State Board of Education to vote on allowing 'innovative' districts to hire unlicensed teachers

And adopt a simple regressive philosophy instead? It's the best option if you adopt the old maxim that Ignorance is Bliss.

April 15, 2015 at 8:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas State Board of Education to vote on allowing 'innovative' districts to hire unlicensed teachers

Actually, no. It's an opinion until backed by facts. This time the onus is on old Al. What facts are there to substantiate his claim? Ironic, you backing the union president, isn't it?

April 15, 2015 at 8:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas State Board of Education to vote on allowing 'innovative' districts to hire unlicensed teachers

How many surgeons do you know try to perform 28 surgeries at a time?

April 15, 2015 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas State Board of Education to vote on allowing 'innovative' districts to hire unlicensed teachers

From the John Birch Society (founded by Fred Koch... you might have heard of his sons)
Link: http://www.jbs.org/index.php?option=c...

Opening Quote:"To this writer, and a good many of his friends on the Right, the best way to reform the public schools is to get the government out of the education business. Most of us believe that a government education system is incompatible with the principles and needs of a free society, in which educational freedom should prevail."

Can you tell me how this is utter nonsense?
Maybe we ought to play a little game like 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon. How many moves before you can link the John Birch Society, The Heritage Foundation, The Tea Party Movement, ALEC and the Kansas GOP Leadership? Oooh, and the Kansas Policy Institute... plus any number of other astroturf 5013C organizations?

April 15, 2015 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district may increase property taxes to offset expected state funding cuts

Have you thought about starting a conservative think tank? Apparently it can pay quite well and doesn't require a great deal of experience. Minimum requirements seem to be a background as a TV Station Manager and great hair.

April 15, 2015 at 6:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district may increase property taxes to offset expected state funding cuts

No, it's not nonsense. You might want to read up on the beliefs of the man that founded ALEC, as well as the beliefs of the John Birch Society (the Koch boys dad was a founder). But to be frank, I know that the Tea Party (Koch Astroturf) folks are going to push their "nonsense" rebuttal until the Koch's get their way. But hey, money > ou\r kids' education, right?

April 14, 2015 at 8:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas State Board of Education to vote on allowing 'innovative' districts to hire unlicensed teachers

Let those that might make outstanding teachers get their certificates. There is more to teaching than understanding a subject. From my experience, the best teachers know as much about people and how to deal with people, as they do the subject matter.

And I do agree with the Richard on this one. One of the stated goals of the ALEC founder as well as the John Birch Society is the eradication of public education. This is an obvious, and possible unconstitutional, step towards privatization.

April 14, 2015 at 8:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district may increase property taxes to offset expected state funding cuts

Proper funding translates to any number of things that help out kids. One of the things that you hear private schools promote is their teach-student ratio. As budgets get chopped, the classroom size gets bigger and more difficult to manage. Teachers then need to get some help from paras to manage the classroom. The reality is this - the more students there are for teachers, the less time teachers can spend helping all of the kids in the classroom. Granted, some don't need as much help as others, but there will be some that need a little more attention than others. Time is a finite resource. I respect the opinions of the other posters, but I know that in the classes my kids have in the Lawrence School District, the ratio makes a difference. I invite others to share their experience, and their children's experience (Andy?).

April 14, 2015 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )