Thursday, May 10, 2007


Posny Is In

Alexa Posny, who was passed over by the geniuses who used to rule the Kansas school board, you know, the ones who tried to write creationism into the curriculum, privatize public schools by taking the power to approve charter schools from local boards, and strip funding from public education by issuing vouchers, has now been appointed to the job her qualifications should have earned her in the first place.

The board, now under sane management, finally picked Posny from a field of highly qualified candidates to be Kansas Education Commissioner. The rebuilding of education in Kansas can now begin, although no one should be under any illusion that this process will be quick, cheap, or easy.

Getting the Department of Education back in shape will take time and patience. Let's hope voters keep the process moving forward in 2008, rather than plunge us back into the mess brought about when right-wing fundamentalists seized the board last time.


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