Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

Opinion, Public Education
Kansas school district dodges questions about taxes ahead of huge bond issue

(The Sentinel) – School districts routinely ask voters to approve hundreds of millions in new bond issue debt with the promise that it won’t cost them anything. But there is… Read More

January 18, 2023
Christian Schools
Wichita private school, one of 8 finalists for Yass Prize, awarded $500,000

(The Sentinel) – A private school in Wichita, Kansas, which primarily serves African American students, was recently awarded $500,000 as one of the finalists for the prestigious Yass Prize. Read More

January 5, 2023
Fordham study finds positive impacts of Ohio’s EdChoice program

(The Sentinel) – A new study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute should allay concerns that school choice programs won’t benefit marginalized students. The Fordham study, authored by Ohio State… Read More

January 5, 2023
Public Education
KS Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall resigns KU teaching position over university’s free speech failures

(The Sentinel) – Just over a month after an associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Law labeled a speech that had yet to be given “hate speech,”… Read More

December 1, 2022
Public Education
Kansas special education funding exceeded expenditures, contrary to claims of school funding advocates

(The Sentinel) – School funding advocates met at the Capitol in Topeka recently to make the case that special education in Kansas is underfunded.  But other testimony presented shows the… Read More

November 29, 2022