David Hicks

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

Public Education
Study: Low achievement and teacher pay despite school funding increase in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – A report on education spending and student achievement covering the last three decades in Kansas shows that many students have been academically left behind despite large, inflation-adjusted… Read More

January 26, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Lansing parent wins school curriculum challenge

(The Sentinel) – Kirsten Workman, the Lansing mom who withdrew her 12th-grade daughter from an English Composition class over content she found objectionable and mounted a curriculum challenge to the… Read More

January 26, 2023
Public Education
Interstate compact could bring out-of-state teachers to fill Kansas vacancies, state board hesitates

(The Sentinel) – An interstate compact that would recognize teacher licenses from other states and alleviate the classroom instructor shortage is stalled in the Kansas State Board of Education. Read More

January 19, 2023
Public Education
Residents in this Kansas school district question curriculum, content in dual credit courses

(The Sentinel) – Taxpayers in the Rose Hill USD 394 school district voiced concerns at a recent school board meeting about curriculum content in a “dual credit” course offered to… Read More

December 29, 2022
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