Dave Trabert

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

Kansas education commissioner wants you to believe all students are at grade level

(The Sentinel) – “Prairie Home Companion” on National Public Radio was about the fictional city Lake Wobegon, which host Garrison Keillor described as a place where “all women are strong, all… Read More

July 2, 2024
Kansas school district deceives school board and parents about reading proficiency

(The Sentinel) – According to the Lawrence Journal-World, USD 497 Chief Academic Officer Patrick Kelly announced at the June 10 board meeting that the Lawrence, Kansas district… Read More

June 19, 2024
Public Education
Kansas AG says implementing Biden’s Title IX policy is “foolish and a waste of money”

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) is telling school districts they must soon adopt policies — contrary to state law — that allow boys who identify as… Read More

June 6, 2024
Public Education
Education officials at the top of the 2023 Kansas pension ‘millionaires’ list

(The Sentinel) – Data provided by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System shows that Kansas has 4,375 KPERS ‘millionaires’ – state and local government retirees who will collect at least… Read More

May 20, 2024
Public Education
Some Kansas schools support open enrollment law, others seem hostile

(The Sentinel) – The bipartisan Open Enrollment legislation signed into law in 2022 offered hope for students who are trapped by their zip code in underperforming school districts. Read More

May 9, 2024