Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

Culture, Legislation
While Kansas parents wait, Florida, other states expand school choice

(The Sentinel) – While Kansas parents wait to see if the Kansas Legislature and Governor Laura Kelly will give them the opportunity to decide where their children go to school,… Read More

April 3, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Kansas school district: honoring parents’ wishes on student pronouns is discriminatory

(The Sentinel) – The Wichita School district is declining to answer questions about a teacher training that says it is “discriminatory” for teachers to honor parents’ wishes regarding their child’s… Read More

March 9, 2023
Public Education
School board rushes special meeting for policy change to clear wrestler for tournament. Did it violate the Kansas Open Meetings Act?

(The Sentinel) – The Newton USD 373 Board of Education appears to have violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) during a special meeting called on Feb. 22, 2023. The… Read More

March 6, 2023
Kansas House committee approves ESA school choice bill

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas House of Representatives K-12 Education Budget Committee heard testimony earlier this week on House Bill 2218, which would eventually provide an education savings account (ESA) for… Read More

February 10, 2023
Public Education
Credit for class attendance requires just 10 minutes in this Kansas school district

(The Sentinel) – Wichita Public Schools, USD 259, have declined to answer questions about an attendance policy which — theoretically — would allow students to miss the majority of a… Read More

February 6, 2023