David Hicks

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

SCOTUS to decide if public officials such as school board members can block critics on social media

(The Sentinel) – Free speech rights in the era of social media are on the docket in the U.S. Supreme Court as justices consider whether public officials can restrict access… Read More

May 4, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Kansas bill banning co-ed accommodations for students passes while Kansas school leaders focus on bond issue

(The Sentinel) – With veto-proof majorities, the Kansas House and Senate passed and sent to the governor’s desk Senate Substitute for House Bill 2138, providing for separate accommodations for… Read More

April 17, 2023
Women’s Bill of Rights, defining male and female, passes Kansas House

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas House has followed the Senate by approving SB 180, the Women’s Bill of Rights, codifying into state law that an individual’s “sex” means an… Read More

March 30, 2023
Culture, Public Education
At least 3 Kansas school districts hide students’ transgender status from parents

(The Sentinel) – Over 160 school districts nationwide, including three in Kansas, have policies to keep students’ transgender status a secret from their parents. That is according to a… Read More

March 20, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Kansas DEI administrator resigns to focus on his diversity business

Tyrone Bates, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion coordinator at Shawnee Mission School District (right) | via Twitter. (The Sentinel) – Shawnee Mission School District has announced that Dr. Read More

March 14, 2023