Faith Perkins

Faith Perkins is a staff writer for The Lion. She graduated from Missouri Western State University with a bachelors in convergent journalism.

Public Education
‘Diplomas are more like attendance certificates.’ Kansas K-12 academic achievement is plummeting despite higher graduation rates

Despite a significant decrease in attendance, declining test scores and worsening college readiness, Kansas schools are simultaneously experiencing a rise in graduation rates. How can this be? “Let’s put it… Read More

September 14, 2023
Courts
Nebraska superintendent admits allegations from his lawsuit against his former employer were false

A former Iowa superintendent has admitted some allegations he made in a lawsuit against his former school board were false. Paul Gausman was the superintendent of Iowa’s Sioux City Community… Read More

September 13, 2023
Culture
‘Parents matter’: Gov. Youngkin pardons father arrested at school board meeting following his daughter’s sexual assault

Gov. Youngkin granted a full pardon on Friday to a Virginia father arrested for disorderly conduct at a 2021 school board meeting after his daughter was sexually assaulted in the… Read More

September 11, 2023
Public Education
Ohio school board member gives Nazi salute to board president during meeting

School board meeting attendees were left in shock after two members got into an argument that resulted in one member giving the other a sarcastic Nazi salute. During the monthly… Read More

September 11, 2023
Legislation
Republicans and Democrats collaborate against the Biden admin’s move to cut funding for hunting and archery classes in public schools

Senate Republicans and Democrats sent letters objecting to the Biden administration’s blocking of federal funding for schools with hunting education and archery programs. The effort, led by Sen. John Cornyn,… Read More

September 8, 2023