Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson writes for the The Sentinel. 

Records request backs up Kansas teacher’s complaints about DEI

(The Sentinel) – The results of a Kansas Open Records Act request to the Shawnee Mission School District back up several of the claims made by Shawnee Mission North teacher Caedran Sullivan,… Read More

June 2, 2023
Public Education
The science of reading is the solution to state, nation’s literacy problem

(The Sentinel) – Thirty-four percent of fourth-grade students in the United States cannot read at the basic level, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. It may not be unreasonable, then,… Read More

May 30, 2023
Local reporting on teacher’s whistleblowing reveals bias

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas City Star exaggerated repeatedly in a story about a protest at Shawnee Mission North over comments a teacher made in an op-ed for The… Read More

May 12, 2023
Public Education
Kansas Ed. Dept. and other agencies fail to fully implement multiple audit recommendations

(The Sentinel) – Several state agencies have failed to fully implement recommendations made by auditors over the last several years. According to a report from the Sunflower State Journal, the Kansas Department… Read More

May 10, 2023
Microschools continue to gain traction in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – Microschools, which provide opportunities for enterprising teachers and parents to find alternatives to the public school system, are gaining traction across the country — and indeed, even… Read More

April 21, 2023