Although it’s almost always better to have access to test data, especially “high stakes” testing as state assessments have been called, the uniqueness to the overall circumstances make this the rare case when it is better off not to know.
(July 21, 2014) BOB WEEKS Where was Mayor Carl Brewer? A forum on water issues featured a presentation by Wichita city officials and was attended by other city officials, but the city missed a learning opportunity.
(July 21, 2014) New research from the Kansas Policy Institute quotes Kansas Legislative Research Department in refuting claims that Kansas will have a $1.2 billion deficit in 2019. Some legislators have been telling media and citizens that the KLRD is predicting large deficits, KPI said, but...
(July 21, 2014) STEPHEN KORANDA A commission will be working over the coming months to look for possible ways Kansas schools could more efficiently use tax dollars. The group is made up of former lawmakers, education officials and members of advocacy groups like the Kansas Policy Institute.
(July 18, 2014) DAVE TRABERT Some people routinely extol the benefits of handing out taxpayer money to a few chosen businesses, and now the city of Wichita wants to create a sales tax that would generate $90 million for business subsidies.