kansasfaithful (Dan Eyler)

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Saturday Column: Education needs stronger champions in Kansas

Honestly you can bring any person on earth to come talk about education, but if its the same speech about the only road to improvement is more money it can only fall on deaf ears. What have we received from the current education model? No improvement in education at any level, administrative costs of nearly 40%, common core, increased dropout rates and fewer and fewer students ompleting college. Unless the education czar you speak of is willing to dismantle the failed educational system and move it forward with expectations of success I don't think Kansans should invest one penny more in an industry.

March 7, 2015 at 10:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taxpayers footing the bill for hundreds of flights that KU defends as essential

So the chancellor is so busy and her time is so valuable that she has to fly the corporate jet from Lawrence to Salina at a cost of nearly $4000. A two hour drive by the way. I'm sure the chancellor knows very little about our state because she flies over it. How about a limo ride at 100 an hour with internet or satellite connections and a lobster and steak dinner on the road to distract the chancellor during the boring drive through the flint hills. Again I will call my legislators in Topeka to continue to push our univesities to eliminate waste. There is no shortage of cash on the KU campus.

March 1, 2015 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Education future

This letter sound more like union propaganda than fact. 2 x 2 will always be 4. Slowing the growth of the public school is going to force out the union influence and bring different approaches to education from different states. Driving out common core and Washington influence is a good first start.

February 23, 2015 at 9:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate endorses ban on specific abortion procedure

If it were not for the abortion procedure and only abortion services Planned Parenthood wouldnt be in business today. There are no other services they provide that are already provided by public health departments and other government agencies. The vast majority of PPH clinics are nicely located in black, and other minority neighborhoods. It has to be the single largest and racist organizations in the nation.

February 20, 2015 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Highway Patrol, local law enforcement to target high schools for seat belt use

Is this what we are spending tax dollars on, new jail, police dept, etc. No wonder we need more police in Lawrence. During the seatbelt stops how many cars will be searched and civil rights violated all in the name of collective safety?

February 20, 2015 at 8:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Tax policies damage Kansas

Since 1981 the cost of higher education has grown by 1250% compared to healthcare costs that have grown by about 600%. We are told that the cost of healthcare isn't sustainable. How can education spending be sustainable when it's twice that od healthcare? It can't.

February 14, 2015 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Battling sexism

This has to be one of the funniest letters my wife and I have read in a long time. Some men shouldn't wear snug dresses.

February 13, 2015 at 6:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board opposes moving local elections to November

I keep hearing that moving the elections to November creates partisan elections. But I read today the ex governor Sebillius is in Topeka campaigning for democrat school board candidates. Yes moving school board elections to November is a good idea.

February 10, 2015 at 8:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Superintendent to propose resolution stating Lawrence district opposes moving local elections to November

I for one think elections should all be held in November. There will be many more voters paying much closer attention to the issues and a much better turn out. The only reason school boards run mail in ballot ellection in the in February is they are assure very low voter turn out of 8-10 percent which pretty much asures a win for the schools. If the city had it to do over again they most likely would have an election for the new police department in the dead of winter as well. Because it was held during the general election a well informed electorate showed up to vote. Isn't a hight voter turn out what we are striving for?

February 6, 2015 at 6:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police asking for tips in Sunday morning stabbing

I know at least four more people who completed their conceal and carry class yesterday.

January 25, 2015 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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