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KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school

The data does not undercut my point. I am not saying not lower spending produces better results...my point is that higher spending does not produce better results. De soto and Gardner-Edgerton are two examples that demonstrate my point.

March 6, 2015 at 7:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school

I say that Mr. Monoco is avoiding the facts I posted about excessive cost at KU and offering up a non sequitur. My point is that KU can easily absorb the proposed change by operating more efficiently. On a cost-per-student basis, KU has the highest education program cost....26% higher than K-State and 40% higher than Wichita State.

March 5, 2015 at 10:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school

$9.4 million is 1.18% of KU's $798.7 million spending last year. That budget does not in include KU Med or any athletic activities funded by private donations. See page 48 here http://data.kansasregents.org/publish...

March 5, 2015 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school

It might be logical to assume that spending more improves outcomes but the facts show otherwise. Here is a recent example we published using KSDE data. Among the six districts in Johnson County, the two with best outcomes are De Soto and Gardner Edgerton...and they also have the lowest per-pupil operating costs. http://www.kansaspolicy.org/KPIBlog/1...

March 5, 2015 at 2:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school

Not true. It will always cost a lot of money to fund public education, but outcomes are determined not by how much is spent, but how the money is spent.

March 5, 2015 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school

The University of Kansas has much higher costs than any other Kansas University and should use this opportunity to operate more efficiently. According to the Board of Regents Databook, KU spends $13,180 per student just on Education programs; spending on research, scholarships, building upkeep, etc. is all extra.

K-State is almost $3,000 per student less, at $10,470. The full breakout is included in my testimony on the proposal to require a prospectus on each degree program. http://www.kansaspolicy.org/PressRoom...

March 4, 2015 at 6:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

I've done so here many times. No value in repeating information that is selectively ignored.

February 16, 2015 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Chairman Williams presented the report.

February 16, 2015 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Most items have costs associated. Benefits may be instructional costs but having to spend more than is necessary to provide a good benefits package makes less money available for other instructional items.

February 16, 2015 at 2:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

You are entitled to "see" things as you see fit, but the facts do not support your vision.

February 16, 2015 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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