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Racial disparity in suspensions still plagues Lawrence school district

To dwell on this grouped data would be racist. Yes, it was important to view this data, but what is the problem we are trying to solve? Is it a problem of racist application of discipline, or is it the problematic symptoms of suspending students? I suggest that we should address the student population that has a record of suspensions. That would include comparing incidents of discipline, but study in more depth, why students are being suspended. These students should not be disruptive in the classroom. What is the cause?

December 3, 2017 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School finance response could include Kansas constitutional amendment

The legislature often considers changing the constitution rather than following the constitution.

November 27, 2017 at 11:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Racial disparity in suspensions still plagues Lawrence school district

I wonder if there is demographic data for each high school.

November 27, 2017 at 11:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Guns among us

Yes, the paper was very distrusting of the federal government. Thanks for the link. I will read it.

November 18, 2017 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Time for a reboot on school funding

It’s time to look beyond the politics, and work on substance. The writer has described how silly the state has been in its proposals to the state supreme court. In fact, the state legislature tried to discredit and defund the court. It’s almost like the state legislators do not understand how to fund effective programs.

Throwing money at the schools does not help. We cannot go back to the old funding system. It’s outdated. We have to set up a new funding system for education based on curricula and equity.

Very good summary and focus by Michael Smith.

November 18, 2017 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Guns among us

Yes, this was a great read. If I read it correctly, Federalist 46 described the federal and state military systems, including police, as organizations that protect citizens rights. The states represent citizens better than the federal government. Military members are appointed at all levels. There is no mention of individual rights other than representation.

Now, I am a neophyte in U.S. history. Federalist 46 was interesting to read. How do the Federalist Papers fit into our history and governance?

November 18, 2017 at 1:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House Republicans advance tax overhaul; entire Kansas delegation supports it

I'm game for corporate tax cuts, but not personal tax cuts. There's no justification. Personal tax cuts will not stimulate the economy.

November 17, 2017 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House Republicans advance tax overhaul; entire Kansas delegation supports it

Tom, I interpreted Josh's comments differently. Regardless of the issue, most of the Kansas voters do support our representatives. Lawrence really is in a bubble. Opinions here are not shared elsewhere in the state. The only time I can recall common ground is when Greg Orman, an independent, ran for senator.

November 17, 2017 at 4:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Take action on guns

Yes, this looks good.

November 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas agencies seek $274 million in new funding next year

Should we call these budget requests “new funding” or “restored funding”?

November 15, 2017 at 1:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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