David Hicks

David Hicks writes for The Sentinel, a publication focusing on news and issues in the state of Kansas.

Public Education
Kansas legislators: State board must get honest about education failures, like Gov. Youngkin in Virginia

(The Sentinel) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s bleak but refreshingly honest end-of-the-school-year report on K-12 education in the commonwealth focused on many of the issues facing public schools in Kansas… Read More

August 5, 2022
Public Education
Kansas mom delivers scathing indictment of her large school district’s dyslexia services

(The Sentinel) – Olathe mom Amanda Thompson, frustrated by what she saw as the Olathe School District’s inability to improve her children’s dyslexia and achievement in the classroom,… Read More

August 4, 2022
Public Education
Three challengers take on incumbents in Kansas State Board of Education primaries

(The Sentinel) – The August primary will feature three Republican incumbent members of the Kansas State Board of Education squaring off against opponents. There are no Democratic candidates in any… Read More

July 27, 2022
Public Education
Five myths about school officials’ attempt to excuse low student achievement in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – The recent report from the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) on K-12 student assessment entitled Understanding State Assessment Data is rife with rationalizations, excuses, and… Read More

June 10, 2022
Public Education
Kansas mom spearheads petition for right to speak at public meetings

(The Sentinel) – An online petition is proposing to amend the Kansas Open Meetings Act to require all meetings of public bodies and agencies, particularly school boards, to allow time… Read More

June 3, 2022