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Cross-dressing picture book allegedly a class assignment in Kansas City-area preschool, sending grandfather into battle

A children’s book promoting cross-dressing was handed out this week to a 4-year-old’s Kansas City-area preschool class, according to the girl’s livid grandfather. “This is…

5 ways Christian education just might be the salvation for a hopelessly divided and confused America

A character in the historical movie Braveheart says of 13th-century Scotland, “from top to bottom this country has no sense of itself.” The same could…

University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines was tossed into the transgender athlete debate. Come on in, she says, the water’s fine

Riley Gaines figures she had all of three weeks away from swimming during her entire four years in college, when she became an elite competitive…

Latest school shooting leaves at least three dead at magnet school in St. Louis

A school shooting at a St. Louis magnet school Monday morning has killed at least three, including the young gunman, while injuring and traumatizing others.…

Kansas mom finds joy-of-sex book for kids in her public library, which refuses to move it from children’s section

Addie Thompson and her 4-year-old son were scanning their local public library’s children’s section for a book on airplanes. What the young mother found on…

This state’s public education achievement crisis, and needed solutions, are documented in a new call-to-action book

With one in three students testing below grade level in reading and math, Kansas public education is embroiled in a chronic achievement crisis – one…

Georgia substitute teacher allegedly fired for raising questions as a mom about age-inappropriate book being read to elementary students

A Georgia substitute teacher is suing after being fired for raising questions about depictions of same-sex couples in a picture book included in a library…

Small Kansas town council rejects state’s legal protections for teachers, librarians who submit obscene materials to minors

Should teachers and librarians have legal immunity for providing obscene materials to minors? The state of Kansas says yes. One small town defiantly says no.…

Opponents likely to fall short in effort to block Arizona’s new ‘gold standard’ school choice law

An Arizona anti-school-choice organization blocked a statewide expansion of choice in 2018, but its effort to defeat a similar law this year could be falling…

Teacher of the Year Josh Ernst: God is in all things, including science

Maybe it’s his own considerable struggle in his youth that makes science teacher Josh Ernst such a magnet for students in crisis.  While teaching at…

Teacher of the Year Greg Finch: Christian education may be the last best hope for America, Western civilization

Many of us hear a divine calling in our prayers. Greg Finch actually heard his with his ears.  After finding his passion for history in…

Money, messaging and deceit led to failure of Kansas abortion regulation amendment. What has the pro-life side learned?

Like many around the nation, Tracey, a former Kansan, watched the state’s Aug. 2 abortion vote with great interest. Although living on the Missouri side…

Parents against sweeping new K-12 sex ed curricula met with hate, physical assault – and a claim that toddlers should pleasure each other sexually

Parents opposed to an aggressive new sex education curriculum in Wisconsin suffered assaults on both their persons and their sensibilities from a hostile crowd supporting…

‘Pedophilia took a win’ in Wisconsin school board approval Monday of gender-bending sex ed lessons as young as kindergarten, activist says

A Wisconsin school board Monday approved a sex education curriculum that expects kindergartners to begin exploring gender issues and to know such terms as penis,…

Are they being asked to sign away their parental rights? Arizonans cautioned not to sign anti-school-choice petition

Arizonans are now being asked to give up their parental rights.  That’s the way school choice advocate Corey A. DeAngelis sees it, anyway. Since Arizona…

A new educational frontier opens wide with coming of Arizona’s universal school choice law. What’s it mean for Christian educators?

Arizona may soon be the site of the Oklahoma Land Rush of school choice, as a new law allows all parents in the state to…

School board turns tail, votes to permit satanic clothing a week after banning it

A school board that only a week ago chose to prohibit satanic clothing in schools voted Friday to do the opposite and permit it.  The…

Ban on satanic clothing in student dress code reconsidered by Kansas school board after parent complaint

A Kansas public school district is rethinking its ban on satanic clothing after a parent’s complaints and threats to sue.  The Hays Unified School District…

Bleeding Kansas: What will the state look like after the coming surge in abortions and decrease in regulations?

If there is any good that comes from the defeat of the Kansas abortion regulation amendment Tuesday, it ironically may be the bad that comes…

Are we in a culture war in America? If so, can the media bring themselves to report on it fairly?

What would you say is the state of the Union at this point? Well, let’s take a look at it. Racial and sexual indoctrination in…

Parents must fight on together against the sexualization of young children in public schools, rally participants say

Scarlett Johnson gets emotional at how far-left hatred made her want to quit her battle against the sexualization of young children in public schools –…

Berkeley professor: Questioning whether men can get pregnant is dangerous. Sen. Josh Hawley responds

For just asking her who is capable of giving birth, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley was accused by a Berkeley professor this week of stoking violence…

Pro-life organizers explain Kansas’ misunderstood abortion amendment, plead for truthful reporting on it

Kansas gave Donald Trump around 57% of its votes in both 2016 and 2020. Yet, barring approval of a constitutional amendment Aug. 2, it could…

Kansas pro-lifers fighting vandals, thieves, misinformation to restore abortion regulation authority to lawmakers Aug. 2

Kansas is suddenly ground zero in the abortion fight, and there’s a ground war to prove it: Supporters of the Aug. 2 amendment to allow…

Biden’s smear of Supreme Court on foreign soil a disgrace to the nation, a disservice to its intricate design

In defaming the U.S. Supreme Court – in front of an overseas audience – for its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Joe Biden didn’t…

Attack on GOP office in Kansas widens the Left’s war on conservatives after Roe

A brazen vandalism of a Republican headquarters in the heart of Kansas may signal a widening war against conservatives after the overturning of Roe v.…

Silent prayer in public is protected by the Constitution, US Supreme Court rules in coach prayer case

The government cannot punish its employees or anyone else for silent prayer, even at public events and facilities, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in…

‘Egregiously wrong’ Roe v. Wade overturned; abortion returned to states to decide – and Missouri already has

The overturning of Roe v. Wade Friday is a new day for the cause of life in America, largely an end to abortion in Missouri,…

Landmark religious liberty ruling Tuesday prohibits denial of public funds to schools based solely on their religion

In yet another landmark case for religious liberty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the government cannot exclude religious institutions from government funding based solely…

Biden administration, media, ignoring or downplaying rising violence against pro-life community

An assassination attempt on a conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Continued illegal protests outside conservative justices’ homes. And a wave of dozens of attacks and…

Mass shooting threat closes summer schools in Kansas City area Wednesday; suspect’s arrest means classes back on

Multiple Kansas City-area school districts canceled summer classes and activities indefinitely Wednesday after word Tuesday of a mass shooting threat in the suburb of Blue…

‘In God We Trust’ is added to school buildings in this legendary Kansas town to boost patriotism, morality

God is back in Dodge City schools – at least on the walls. The legendary western Kansas town’s Board of Education voted 5-2 Monday to…

Extent of far-left race and sex curricula in schools, and solutions, to be discussed by national panel at free public event in KC Monday

Frighteningly fringe curriculum on race and sexuality is much more widespread across America – and much less coincidental – than many parents realize, close observers…

Possible school election bribery case not big enough for a local Kansas prosecutor. Will the attorney general step in?

A local prosecutor won’t touch the case, but the Kansas Attorney General’s office may investigate whether a school superintendent attempted to bribe district employees into voting…

Christian pro golfers Burns and Scheffler absolutely torching the PGA Tour while spreading the good word

Best friends and outspoken Christians Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler put faith to the fore once again Sunday on the PGA Tour, with a short…

Missouri group’s tracking of extreme ‘woke’ activity for parents brings venomous backlash, death threats, from the left

A Missouri nonprofit has been ferociously attacked in liberal media, and its executive director threatened with his life, for its website that maps instances of…

Race-based grading in this Chicago-area school? News report says yes, school says no

A Chicago-area high school is being accused of planning to no longer penalize students’ grades for missed assignments and classes, or for bad behavior, in…

COLUMN: Are conservatives being censored by Big Tech? The evidence is becoming overwhelming. What to do?

If Facebook has a “Most Wanted” poster in its break room, John Altevogt’s mug is likely on it. The Kansas City conservative has been in…

‘In God We Trust’ decals OK to go back on police vehicles, after Haven City Council reversal

The people have spoken. What’s more, they have been heard. For now. After voting to strip “In God We Trust” decals off the city’s police…

Residents angry, defiant after this small Kansas town orders ‘In God We Trust’ taken off police cars

There’s been a run on “In God We Trust” car decals this week in the Haven, Kansas area, in defiance of the city council’s vote…

‘Vandalism’? No, a politically motivated arson attack on the pro-life community is an act of terror

One local news report called the perpetrators “vandals.” Likewise, the New York Times called the arson attack of a Wisconsin pro-life group “an act of…

Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court delivers huge win for religious expression and free speech

The religious in America are no longer second-class citizens in the public square.  That’s the impact of a remarkable unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday…

Scottie Scheffler wears his Christian faith on his sleeve as he dons the green jacket for his first Masters tournament win

Long before he donned the famous green jacket as 2022 Masters Tournament champion Sunday, Scottie Scheffler was wearing his Christian faith on his sleeve.  “Very…

Students as young as kindergarten can identify as transgender and be taught about it, says suburban Kansas City school official

The youngest public school children should be taught all about gender identity if they’ve heard anything at all about the topic, and teachers should welcome…

Parents upset with Disney’s leftward lurch have a wholesome alternative in Missouri’s Silver Dollar City amusement park

With Disney’s odd opposition to parental rights in Florida – and a company executive’s pledge to include “many, many” characters of various sexual categories in…

Parental rights bill signed by Florida governor, while conservatives at Disney note a climate of political fear

Gov. Ron DeSantis Monday signed Florida’s historic parental-rights bill protecting kids in grades K-3 from sexual and gender instruction in schools. The bill has inspired…

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has to sue to obtain public records. What chance do ordinary citizens have?

The attorney general of the Show-Me State can’t get the Missouri School Boards’ Association to show him open records. That’s the assertion in a lawsuit…

Opponents of school choice in Georgia Senate exercise it in their own families

Georgia lawmaker Jodi Lott has a quick and easy answer for why she supports school choice. “Because it already exists,” the Republican state representative told…

Kansas teacher sues school district after punishment for refusing to use student-preferred name and pronouns

A Kansas school district is accused of suspending and reprimanding a teacher for “discrimination and harassment” after she refused to use a student’s preferred first…

Kansas education commissioner suspended, nearly ousted, for childhood anecdote about Indians

The Kansas commissioner of education has been suspended a month without pay, and nearly lost his job, after recounting a childhood story about his California…

This public school district’s ‘X-rated’ book may reveal an agenda parents aren’t aware of

After teachers’ raunchy read-alouds to sophomores, and after one to the school board last week, the Leavenworth Board of Education may now revisit whether a…

Are Christian-schooled kids sheltered – or is it public school students?

Are Christian-schooled and homeschooled students sheltered from the “real” world – or are they merely being well-prepared to face it? In many ways it’s both,…