Jennifer Winn for Kansas Governor

I had the opportunity to sit and discuss our state issues with Republican challenger Jennifer Winn, and I think she is the real shot of adrenalin necessary to revitalize the Republican party in Kansas. Ms. Winn is not afraid to say what she thinks and is definitely challenging the status-quo that has done so much…

An Invitation to Ride in Kansas

  Dear Friends, The fight for women is not restricted to reproductive rights, the general public welfare is at stake! Jobs, wages, healthcare, social security, our own and our children’s education is all being eliminated by the radical right-wing faction of the GOP. ALEC is like the Church of Ayn Rand! The members of Kansas…

Democrats in Kansas?!

In Kansas it is quite challenging to speak to NeoConservatives about issues without resorting to and dispelling rhetorical myths and stereotypes. Sunday evening I attended the Shawnee County Democrat Bean Feed, an annual dinner held by local Democrats to come together in a sense of community. Not much politicking, several pats on the back and…

Occupy the Classroom

The International Student Movement is calling for a Global Education Strike. This is an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to stand up! Teachers, how often do you take work home with you? How often to you see a student struggling but are unable to give them extra help due to time constraints in your…

We cannot stand united in a superficial culture

I don’t have all the answers, but one thing I’m sure of, if we are to Unite Women, it is the culture that must change. While women are Teachers, Nurses, Bankers, Business Executives, they are also marketing’s biggest target. Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, and other women of the right uphold the Barbie Doll image of…

Brownback’s HB2117

The Brownback tax plan would hurt working families & schools. “Some tax credits and deductions would no longer be allowed, including: food sales tax rebate for low-income Kansans; adoption expenses; child and dependent care expenses; child day care expenses; disabled access expenditures; small employer health benefit plan contributions; temporary assistance to family contributors, the homestead…

Occupation: Mom

I have been studying education and child development for several years, in & out of the college classroom. I know that public schools are not effectively teaching children. I do not blame the teachers, I blame the oligarchy that has corrupted our government and our U.S. society. We may as well be sending our children…