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Lawrence school district para-educators seeking to unionize for better wages, recognition

Stacy, I don't know what school your child attends, but in Lawrence Public Schools (high schools), full-time teachers teach six classes per day and have one plan period. Any teacher who has only 3 or 4 would be part time, and would only receive part-time pay.

And yes, teachers want more money now than teachers got 30 years ago. You will find zero of them are ashamed of that fact.

November 13, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district para-educators seeking to unionize for better wages, recognition

I just peeked over at the district web page. Looks like there are 30+ vacant para positions right now. In mid-November. That might be informative regarding the match-up (or lack thereof) of compensation vs job responsibilities, etc.,.....

November 13, 2017 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Yoder hears complaints of negative tone in Washington toward teachers, public schools

"The union" gets a grand total of zero public dollars, Bob. "The union" is a private organization, funded entirely by its members, out of their own pockets. If you don't like it, perhaps you'd prefer to live someplace where freedom of assembly wasn't a thing.

October 18, 2017 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

After 2 arrests, Lawrence police still searching for killer or killers in downtown shooting

I wonder how many murders we could prevent if we just stopped letting violent criminals out of prison?

October 17, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU study explores widening political divide related to gun ownership

My gun safe and voting history do not support this guy's conclusions :)

July 18, 2017 at 6:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents nix backpack clause from KU’s concealed carry policy, saying requirement is too restrictive for gun carriers

Probably not deliberately that...... rather, just written by someone who has zero understanding of how guns work, and even less inclination to learn such prior to writing regulations. Ditto for the "...with safety on...." and "....without a chambered round...." pieces regarding semiautos.

May 18, 2017 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

House panel puts more focus on at-risk and bilingual students in school funding bill

So.....rather than actually funding schools adequately, Aurand wants to micromanage local (democratically-elected) school boards' use of their own (locally-generated) property tax dollars in order to create the illusion that the state has complied with the ruling of the KS Supreme Court. Gee,....who could have predicted this from him......

May 10, 2017 at 11:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Conservative legal group to push for school choice in Kansas

Funny, Bob. I like how when progressives want public money to pay for things like healthcare or food for impoverished children it's "socialism" and "re-distribution of wealth;" but when conservatives want public money to send their own kid to private school, it's "freedom." Can you explain that?

May 2, 2017 at 7:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Conservative legal group to push for school choice in Kansas

The headline is wrong. It should read "Kochtopus grows new arm to boost efforts to siphon public money off into private profits."

May 1, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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