Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

Public Education
Health textbook with explicit sexual content pulled from Kansas district

(The Sentinel) – A “health” textbook describing everything from anal sex to “rational suicide” and presenting ideas such as the “gender spectrum” as fact was heavily questioned at the Oct. Read More

October 26, 2023
Just spending more won’t improve student achievement in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is touting recent slight increases in state assessments as proof that more spending results in improved student achievement.  But a state audit and… Read More

October 23, 2023
Education bureaucracy pushing the status quo in hearings

(The Sentinel) – Legislative hearings over this and last week are focusing on how to improve outcomes in Kansas education, perhaps unsurprisingly, the education bureaucracy is arguing for the “status quo.”… Read More

October 11, 2023
Public Education
Public summer learning loss program for middle schoolers hosted by Missouri private school

(The Sentinel) – An innovative new program based out of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, Missouri, is hoping to make a difference in student achievement with a four-week summer… Read More

October 10, 2023
Public Education
Kansas high school construction project, restrooms stir controversy

(The Sentinel) – Ground is set to be broken at the new Hays, Kansas High School soon, and it is unclear if the USD 489 Board of Education has even… Read More

October 3, 2023