Tag Archives: school funding

Journey of a Superintendent: Stand in the Light

There are moments in life that affirm my belief that if you stay true to your principles, good things will happen.  I have learned that many times, just when it seems that disappointment and darkness will win the day, something … Continue reading

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Personal Sacrifice

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver shared an experience as a young man that resulted in a powerful lesson for him. The tradition in Rev. Cleaver’s family was that washing dishes following dinner was rotated among his siblings. His number came up on … Continue reading

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Gutsy

My grandfather was a large imposing man. At least that is what I was told. By day, he was a fisherman; in the evenings, he was a boxer.   I grew up hearing stories about this quiet man. He was determined … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: School Districts Prevail in School Funding Case

Friday, January 11, 2013 was a monumental day for children across the state of Kansas. In a 250-page opinion, a three-judge panel from the Shawnee County District Court ruled that the cuts in school funding made by the Kansas Legislature … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: From Graduation to the Courtroom

My nephew rides one of those motorcycles referred to as a pocket rocket. I worry about him as he takes off on this powerful machine, exuberantly pursuing his life’s passions. Will he be careful and make good, sound decisions? Will … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Education Divide

Funding our public schools consistently is in the headlines, and is certainly in the forefront of the conversations of superintendents and boards of education. Recently the American Association of School Administrators featured several articles about the challenges school boards and … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: It’s Storming

I have previously shared my thoughts in this space about the goodness of humankind. I have long held the belief that at the end of the day, those of us who commit to believing in human goodness will win out … Continue reading

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