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By Patrick Tuohey on Mar 29, 2019

As Kansas City considers expanding pre-K on the April 2nd ballot, two things about the research should be made clear: pre-K programs often do not have the long-term results supporters claim they do, and the programs that do show results cannot be scaled up for an entire city.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Mar 29, 2019

If you’re licensed to fix hair, or fix plumbing, or fix ankles in another state, it’s sort of silly that Missouri would start with the presumption that you can’t fix those things in our state, too.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Mar 28, 2019

In a recent post, I pointed out that the pre-K program being presented to Kansas City voters is significantly different than the programs whose results they point to.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Mar 28, 2019

On the April ballot, Kansas Citians are being asked to vote on a three-eighth cent sales tax to fund a universal pre-K program. But the benefits being promised to Kansas City voters are not from the type of program Kansas Citians are being offered.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Mar 27, 2019

The breathless headline asserting the United States has “wasted” up to $1 billion on charter schools is an eye-catcher.

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By Abigail Burrola on Mar 27, 2019

Imagine you spent much of high school in a career and technical education (CTE) program, mastering the skills you’ll need for the career you plan to pursue after graduation. You get your CTE certificate when you graduate, confident that it’s your ticket to employment in your chosen field.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Mar 26, 2019

The data are in. The families of Kansas City have made their intentions clear by voting with their feet. They want school choice.

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By Emily Stahly on Mar 25, 2019

Recently, legislation was introduced that would require a study by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) to measure intergenerational poverty.

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By Abigail Burrola on Mar 22, 2019

Charged with unreasonably loving avocado toast and ”killing” the diamond industry, millennials hear many complaints about choices they make every day. But one thing millennials have not killed is school choice.

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By Susan Pendergrass on Mar 22, 2019

Without a doubt, the question that I get most often about charter schools is, “But don’t they hurt the public schools?” Setting aside the fact that charter schools are public schools, the short answer is charter public schools don’t hurt traditional public schools any more than other fac

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