Dave Trabert

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

Johnson County, Kansas libraries to provide feminine hygiene products in men’s restrooms

(The Sentinel) – Johnson County libraries in Kansas will soon provide tampons and other feminine hygiene products in the men’s restrooms. Male visitors to the various Johnson County Library… Read More

September 7, 2023
Public Education
Kansas state school board member misrepresents SEL position

(The Sentinel) – At the August board meeting, Kansas state school board member Ann Mah misrepresented a social-emotional learning (SEL) statement she attributed to Stand Together.  Mah claimed that… Read More

September 6, 2023
Kansas superintendent covers up poor student achievement at event

(The Sentinel) – USD 259 Superintendent Kelly Bielefeld spoke to the Wichita Pachyderm Club recently, and like his predecessors, he went out of his way to hide poor student achievement for the… Read More

September 5, 2023
School choice supporter, former Dem Mesha Mainor refuses to use the poor and minorities for political gain

(The Sentinel) – Hypocrisy: claiming to have beliefs to which one’s behavior does not conform – has long been a defining characteristic of many politicians.  But a few brave souls… Read More

August 22, 2023
Public Education
Kansas district used $4 million extra at-risk state aid to boost SPED cash reserves

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas Legislature provides over $500 million of at-risk funding to deliver services to students at risk of academic failure.[i]  According to a 2019 state audit,… Read More

June 27, 2023