Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

National youth program’s ‘Thriving Model’ is grounded in equity, CRT, and Marxism

(The Sentinel) – In the spring of 2013, 4-H launched a nationwide program of youth development called the “Thriving Model,” which appears grounded in equity, Marxism, and tenets of critical… Read More

October 11, 2022
Public Education
Book exposes how the Kansas education bureaucracy works against students

(The Sentinel) – One in three students in Kansas is below grade level in reading and math, but instead of addressing the problem, the bureaucracy tries to deny the truth… Read More

September 7, 2022
Public Education
Teacher suspended over pronouns gets damages and disciplinary action removed

(The Sentinel) – A Fort Riley, Kansas, teacher who was suspended for refusing to use a student’s “preferred pronouns” has reached a settlement agreement with Geary County Schools, USD… Read More

September 1, 2022
Public Education
Kansas education official insists schools are safe, experts disagree

Kansas State Board of Education Member Jim McNiece, whose district includes Wichita, took issue with a school safety report by Kansas Department of Education officials at a recent KSDE board… Read More

August 24, 2022
Public Education
Kansas school districts (mostly) ignore school safety questions in wake of Uvalde report

(The Sentinel) – In the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the Texas Legislature issued a damning report which found “systemic failures” across both the police… Read More

August 2, 2022