Archive for April 29th 2008

There's another number that bond issue proponents don't publicize. In fact, I'm sure that many of them don't have an idea of the magnitude of this number. But this number gives us insight into the size and impact of the Wichita school district, and helps us view the district's spending in context.

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Are Teachers Paid Fairly?

The school bond issue in Wichita and those occurring in surrounding districts overlook one crucial necessity: a fair wage for teachers. They are critically underpaid for all levels of education, service and abilities. (From The Wichita Eagle Opinion Line, April 27, 2008)

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This action of the board of the Wichita school district poisons democracy. ... We have to trust that when the Wichita school board passes a resolution declaring that an election will be held on a certain date, that this election will actually take place.

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Remarks delivered at a public hearing for the Sedgwick County solid waste management plan, April 24, 2008. Sedgwick County, Kansas, home to the City of Wichita, is considering a mandatory household recycling program. Or, perhaps people won't be forced to recycle, but they will be required to pay for the cost burden that recycling places on communities.

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