David Hicks

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

Public Education
Oregon teachers quit union, Kansas teachers need legislative relief

(The Sentinel) – Oregon school districts added about 2,100 teachers in the last school year, but union membership in the Oregon Education Association (OEA) dropped by almost 500. Jason Dudash,… Read More

December 12, 2022
Public Education
Kansas school district to close a school for financial windfall

(The Sentinel) – The Prairie Hills School Board meets December 12th  to consider closing the Wetmore Academic Center, and is expected to schedule a future vote on the controversial proposal,… Read More

December 8, 2022
Public Education
Large Kansas school district focuses on equity audit, DEI while achievement plummets

(The Sentinel) – Student achievement is precipitously dropping in Olathe USD 233, but district administration and the board majority seem more concerned about an equity audit and pushing the tenets… Read More

November 29, 2022
Public Education
Kansas K-12 spending ranked #11, but ‘bang for the buck’ falls to #38

(The Sentinel) – Public school spending and student achievement in Kansas resemble an escalator; one side (spending) goes up, and the other (achievement) goes down. That’s the analysis of a… Read More

November 22, 2022
Public Education
Kansas parent addresses school board with content, curriculum concerns

(The Sentinel) – Kirsten Workman, who withdrew her daughter from high school English class over her concerns its content focused more on Critical Race Theory, gender issues, and political… Read More

November 17, 2022