Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

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
Public Education
KS education establishment out of touch with parents, student needs

(The Sentinel) – The education establishment in Kansas appears to remain remarkably out of step with parents’ and students’ needs. While polling in Kansas indicates parents overwhelmingly believe they should… Read More

November 25, 2022
Public Education
Kansas school district says accountability is key to its performance; policy group to follow up with panel discussion

(The Sentinel) – The Wabaunsee school district has consistently outperformed surrounding districts and the state average on math and reading state assessments tests over the last several years. While the… Read More

November 3, 2022
Public Education
Candidate invitation to speak at Kansas school may be election law violation

A Derby High School instructor potentially ran afoul of state election law last week when she invited the Democrat challenger for the local State House of Representatives seat tospeak to… Read More

November 2, 2022
Public Education
Rose Hill, Kansas students taught there are five genders in dual credit college course

A Rose Hill high school student who has been taking concurrent (sometimes called “dual credit”) courses at Butler County Community College said he was required to answer a question on… Read More

October 28, 2022