Monday, February 26, 2007


Moderates Wagnon and Rupe Plan to Give Up Seats in 2008

According to the Lawrence Journal World, Kansas school board Chair Bill Wagnon and Vice-Chair Carol Rupe, both moderates, are likely to give up their seats in 2008.

Janet Waugh, who won re-election last year told the LJW she’s worried about the possibility of moderates losing control of the state board again.

“It’s crucial,” she said. “We need to look now.”

The importance of maintaining a moderate board majority was underscored earlier in the month when the board junked intelligent design inspired standards in favor of real science.

In March, the board is expected to vote on sex-education -- returning to an opt-out, rather than an opt-in system.

In April, the board will most likely hire a replacement for Education Commissioner Bob "Heckuva Job" Corkins who resigned when moderates took control.


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