The accommodations for the pandemic have placed a enormous challenges on our schools. Some have moved classes outdoors or into larger spaces, others have students on campus part time, and still others rely on remote learning. There is no single answer that works for all schools or students, but additional federal help would ease the burden, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
It’s almost time to redraw Kansas’ Congressional districts. Plans in Washington, DC may promote the previously unheard-of step of “slicing and dicing” Johnson County in order to change the partisanship of districts. Kansans should be aware of this, wrote Patrick Miller in last week’s column.
The teaching of American History has become highly politicized. It needs to be taught with honesty, both regarding the atrocities in our history, and the unique promise that this country offers, wrote Sharon Iorio in last week’s column.
Roger Marshall’s campaign strategy for the U.S. Senate seat relies heavily on portraying opponent Barbara Bollier as an extremist. Marshall is not the first Kansas candidate to use abortion as a wedge in a close Senate race, and he has some extreme views of his own, wrote Burdett Loomis in last week’s column.
To migrate online or not to migrate online? To benefit at-risk students and laboratory research, universities should say open… responsibly, argued Michael Smith in last week’s column.
Forget the Wizard of Oz– in terms of population, Kansas is now a predominantly urban and suburban state, and that has consequences for budgets, policies, and COVID containment, wrote Russell Fox in last week’s column.
“Why is voting so hard,” ask Russell Fox’s students. It isn’t as hard as they think, but state and local reforms could still make registration and voting simpler, fairer, and more consistent, he wrote in last week’s column.
The victories of several conservatives against moderate Republicans may simultaneously make some of those seats competitive for Democrats, and make the Kansas Legislature more conservative, wrote Burdett Loomis in last week’s column.
The passage of Medicaid expansion along Kansas’ most-populated border, and the victory of conservatives over moderates in the primaries means that the state is being pulled in opposite direction on Medicaid expansion, wrote Michael Smith in last week’s column.