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"Swanson regards the government for which he works as 'a greedy piglet that suckles on a taxpayer’s teat until they have sore, chapped nipples...'"http://www.nationalreview.com/article/392713/hayekian-hoosier-charles-c-w-cooke


Charles C. W. Cooke - The Hayekian Hoosier
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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the November 3, 2014, issue of National Review. However talented he may be, no writer will ever be safe from his audience, for it is they who will eventually pronounce upon his meaning. Ray Bradbury once stormed indignantly out of a class at UCLA a…
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"Much has been made of the revenue decline as marginal tax rates were reduced but total tax revenue is still running ahead of inflation over the last ten years." http://kansaspolicy.org/KPIBlog/123094.aspx
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New public opinion survey shows stunning lack of understanding of K-12 finance - 7% of Kansans know how much is spent per-pupil.

"The number of Kansans who can correctly answer this question remains disturbingly low, but knowing how frequently funding is misrepresented by education officials and special interests, it's not surprising. Instead of trying to low-ball school funding to justify increased aid, the focus should be on improving outcomes."

http://kansaspolicy.org/SurveyUSAPolling/


SurveyUSA Polling
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KPI response to KC Star - budget plan for K-12.pdf
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Misleading Claim #2: KPI's budget plan cuts funding to education.
KPI response to KC Star- K-12 spending.pdf
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Misleading claim #1: Funding in Kansas has been cut.
USD 265 Goddard FTE.pdf
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Employment and enrollment changes comparing 2005 to 2014
USD 265 Goddard.pdf
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Total spending dollars per-pupil for school years 2005, 2009 and 2015.
FY 2015 Aid est without KPERS (2).pdf
Size: 139.74 KB
Even without KPERS, Per-Pupil Aid to Public Schools Far Exceeds Inflation
KSDE estimate of 2015 funding.pdf
Size: 46.23 KB
State - Federal - Local - Total Expenditures
Unencumbered by District 2005-2013.pdf
Size: 191.61 KB
Carryover cash balances by district, comparing 2005 and 2013 balances.
Unencumbered for Local Effort 2006-2013.pdf
Size: 300.32 KB
Unencumbered carryover cash balances for Kansas school districts.
Unencumbered for Local Effort 2005-2013.pdf
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Unencumbered carryover cash reserves for Kansas school districts.
2014 K-12 Fact Book.pdf
Size: 635.81 KB
This pocket-sized reference guide is loaded with facts on spending, aid, carryover cash, enrollment, employment and student achievement, at both the state and district level. All of it comes from official government sources.
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