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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:03 PM

School vouchers do not work. Unless you think defunding public schools is a worthy goal, vouchers fail. Here in Wisconsin, Milwaukee's 25-year-old voucher scheme has proved disastrous. A 2014 report found that taxpayers gave $139 million over the last 10 years to voucher schools in Milwaukee that were subsequently barred from the program for failing to meet requirements related to finances, accreditation, student safety and auditing. Voucher supporters are salivating over the...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 1:01 AM

If my memory serves correctly, the Flood Levy Bonds for Halstead should be paid off by now. A few years ago, I remember the idea being put forth that when the Flood Levy Bonds were paid off, the City of Halstead would...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 1:01 AM

On behalf of the board of directors, staff and volunteers at Kauffman Museum at Bethel College, I'd like to thank the Newton community for its enthusiastic support of the museum's Kansas Day celebration last Saturday. Over 900 guests and...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 1:01 AM

It is time to repeal the death penalty.  State Representative Steven Becker, along with 11 Republican and six Democrat House members, have introduced Bill 2515 that calls for repeal of the death penalty in Kansas and would replace it with a...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 1:01 AM

In the fall of 2013, a Circle Leader Training Class was ready to start. Eight new class members prepared to enter the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, some for the first time. As this group of strangers gathered their courage...

Posted Feb 5, 2016 at 1:01 AM

I watched the televised Fox News Republican presidential debate on Jan. 28.   I thought it was good, but the candidates still did their "talking points." The only new thing was...

Posted Feb 4, 2016 at 1:01 AM

As the legislative session is in full swing and the funding of higher education continues to be a topic of discussion, I felt impressed to articulate the value two-year colleges, and specifically Cowley College, provide to their communities.

Posted Feb 3, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Well, the mystical Kansas legislature has done it again. Like clockwork, every four years, somebody has to come up with a bone-headed plan to consolidate schools. This "runs counter to research showing smaller schools and districts produce better...

Posted Feb 2, 2016 at 1:01 AM

 We would like to thank the over 200 community residents who signed petitions and wrote letters for a “Compassionate Release” from prison for Linda Kaufman.   Linda has been diagnosed with terminal...

Posted Jan 29, 2016 at 1:01 AM

With the new  Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, an increased emphasis is being placed upon communicating pupil achievement to parents. There are a plethora of methods which might be used here. A more traditional and good...

Posted Jan 29, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Last Friday—the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade—Kansas was again at the forefront of the battle for life.     Respecting the dignity, beauty, and value of every life, Governor...

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