Dave Trabert

Dave Trabert is CEO of Kansas Policy Institute, where he also does research and writes on fiscal policy and education issues.

Opinion
Students are trapped in the twilight zone of public education

(The Sentinel) – Imagine, if you will, entering the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center and beginning the long walk through an underground stone hallway. You are about to enter another… Read More

April 1, 2024
Legislation
Kansas House Democrats fundraise off school funding lies

(The Sentinel) – An email sent on March 27 by Kansas House Democrats under the signature of Rep. Valdenia Winn, D-Kansas City, contains multiple lies about school funding and uses… Read More

March 28, 2024
Public Education
Niche, Wichita Eagle push student achievement deception

(The Sentinel) – A false sense of high achievement is one of the greatest barriers to students getting the education they need.  Many education officials go out of their way… Read More

March 8, 2024
Public Education
Kansas Dept. of Ed.: Evidence shows students are negatively impacted by a 4-day school week

(The Sentinel) – There is a growing trend in small school districts to go to a 4-day school week, which, unfortunately, is another example of the education system acting in… Read More

February 29, 2024
Culture
Kansas school board group’s budget advice is contrary to state law

(The Sentinel) – Kansas school board members are getting budget advice from the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) that is contrary to state law, and it doesn’t seem to be an… Read More

February 26, 2024