Dave Trabert

Kansas’ Ed department wants to divert classroom dollars to lobbying efforts by the Kansas Association of School Boards

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas Department of Education purports to be a “dedicated service agency” that provides leadership, resources, and support. But like its claim…

Kansas publication aids and abets student achievement cover-up

(The Sentinel) – It’s bad enough that there are more high school students below grade level in Kansas than are proficient. But media aiding and…

Blue Valley substitute teacher laments decline in academic emphasis

(The Sentinel) – Amid a growing chorus of parents expressing concerns about academic declines and exposing children to objectionable gender and race indoctrination comes an…

Biden: no lunch for poor kids unless schools allow boys in the girls’ restrooms

(The Sentinel) – Just when you think Washington can’t stoop any lower, the Biden administration says it will withhold funding for lunch for poor kids…

Graduation task force ignores the low-achievement elephant in the room

(The Sentinel) – Faced with an enormous student achievement problem, the Kansas State Board of Education is taking the very predictable bureaucratic approach of creating…

County prosecutor won’t take election bribery case against superintendent

(The Sentinel) – The Ellis County Attorney’s decision to not prosecute election bribery signals that the trend of picking and choosing which crimes to prosecute…

Taxpayer exposes Olathe school board president’s bullying, misinformation tactics

(The Sentinel) – The Olathe school district says it won’t tolerate bullying and harmful behavior, which should also apply to school board members. But school…

Education officials top the 2021 KPERS ‘millionaires’ list

(The Sentinel) – Data provided by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System shows Kansas has 3,349 KPERS ‘millionaires’ – state and local government retirees who…

SMSD justifies transgender discussions with kindergarteners

(The Sentinel) – A PTA meeting for Trailwood Elementary in the Shawnee Mission school district disclosed the district’s rationale for discussing transgender and sex issues…

Topeka super Tiffany Anderson misleads parents on student achievement

(The Sentinel) – To hear Topeka Superintendent Tiffany Anderson talk about student achievement in her district, you would think it is pretty good overall. But as…