For its trouble, KPI will likely be criticized by the Kansas public school education bureaucracy and newspaper editorial writers. They will accuse KPI of branding Kansas students and teachers as failures.
But it’s not the students and teachers who set the standards. It’s the Kansas public school education bureaucracy that does that. Their constituencies — Democrats, moderate Republicans, superintendents, the teachers unions — will defend these bureaucrats.
Or is it those who look to find the truth, and advocate for the necessary reforms?