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Voting rights group says 6,570 Kansas registrations purged

That was exactly my point from above.

"They never explain the form is just part of the process that must be completed "

How many of the 6570 just never completed the process ?

How many students register and then decide to vote at their full time
home residence .?

Though you and I might not understand it, many people just dont care enough to want to vote.

Everything is not sinister.

September 23, 2016 at 1:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voting rights group says 6,570 Kansas registrations purged

In recent memory, I have been approached by people with card tables in front of stores from an anti-carry group and an education funding group. asking me to register to vote on the spot. They have the form at the time for me to fill out.

But there are also non advocacy groups with card tables on voter registration drives. I have seen girl and boy scouts and fraternities and sororities on their quest to get their community services credits.

September 22, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voting rights group says 6,570 Kansas registrations purged

This is what happens when advocacy groups set up a portable card table in front of grocery stores to “register” people to vote.

I always stop and listen to such people and tell them what they want to hear. They always tell me that all I “need to do is fill out this form and they will submit it for me.” Then of course there is a pitch for the cause they are advocating for.

They never explain the form is just part of the process that must be completed

September 21, 2016 at 10:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Brownback dealing in dreams, not reality

It is unfortunate that the LJW chose not to make full disclosure in the attribution of Goosen.

He is the leader of the Kansas Center for Economic Growth, which is the liberal version of the Kansas Policy Institute. He is the liberal version of David Trabert.

In his position as budget director for Sebelius/Parkinson, Kansas had its first year in history that the budget concluded without a positive ending, balanced budget.

Goossen was a democrat in the Kansas legislature for 14 years.

Goossen is just another political hack, carrying someone else’s water. Who funds the Kansas Center for Economic Growth is unknown.

September 18, 2016 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former senators Dole, Kassebaum voice disappointment with polarized Washington at forum

Dole and Kassebaum both were in the minority the vast majority of their time in Washington. They played the “go along to get along” game and got steamrolled by the democrats the entire time, so that they too could get invited to the correct cocktail parties. They were both Kansas versions of Senator Pothole.

When Dole was handed the Majority Leader position because of Reagan, who he steadfastly opposed, Dole became a case study for the Peter Principle.

Bipartisan to the two senators meant dutifully playing subservient roles to the democrats.

September 18, 2016 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union asks Kansas Supreme Court to restore tenure

From the most current “Education Week”:

“Due process is conferred when a teacher completes a probationary period and receives continuing contract status, sometimes called tenure.”

In the recent Vergara v. California case, the court ruled that the states due process rules for dismissing poorly performing teachers impinged on vulnerable students' constitutional rights to a quality education.

If you were to go to www.education.findlaw.com you would find this phrase under the subject “Teacher Tenure”.

“Most states protect teachers in public schools from arbitrary dismissal through tenure statutes.” The word tenure is used no less than 18 times in the piece.

It covers Due Process as a separate issue.

September 15, 2016 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union asks Kansas Supreme Court to restore tenure

I believe that was a new athletic director, which is a nonsense position, who is also a teacher. He took the coaching responsibilities away from someone, who is also a teacher. The “athletic director” lost the power struggle.

That scenario exposes so many problems it is too vast to discuss here.

September 15, 2016 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union asks Kansas Supreme Court to restore tenure

Barbie, it is fantastic living in your head rent free. If you could afford to live in my neighborhood, you could even memorize the license plate on my car, and look for it around town.

An education degree is a general, generic degree much like communications, political science, history, art, and many, many others. But I understand that a teacher is as proud of their degree as an architectural engineer is of theirs.

There are no less than 27 colleges in Kansas that offer a bachelors in education. And that doesn’t even include the many that are online without bricks and mortar in the state. Licensing? The lady that cuts my hair even has to go to Topeka to pass an oral exam for her license. And then the government makes random checks to make sure she puts the comb in the solution after each person.

Why cant a person that teaches freshman English at a junior college also teach English to seniors in high school ?

Bad administrators? Fire them also. Fire them first. But, they, too, belong to the NEA and there are extensive procedures to prevent it.

You talk yourself into circles.

September 15, 2016 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union asks Kansas Supreme Court to restore tenure

Happens frequently.

September 14, 2016 at 8:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union asks Kansas Supreme Court to restore tenure

Babs, you have an unhealthy obsession with me and my upscale life style. It would appear that you are stalking me. I don’t know whether to be flattered or scared.

That said, you just make up crap to bolster your opinions. I would challenge you to show me where I have inferred I hate the teaching profession. I believe teachers today are asked to do much more than they should, and most people don’t realize it. It is a noble career choice. They are not only teachers, but social workers, nurses, and sometimes cops among others.

Nor have I written they are over compensated. I have written that on an annualized basis teachers are paid comparable to other people with general degrees.

You would think the KNEA would want non teachers to read their literature. Is the information secret?

Tenure, as it was previously known, was about making the procedure to fire a teacher so tedious, it was easier for administrators to simply move the problem on to another school.

Why do you want incompetent teachers to be comfortably employed in our schools ? My view is get rid of the bad ones, and enhance the careers of the good ones.

But, nice try.

September 14, 2016 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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