Letter to the Editor

‘We are chronically underfunding public ed. Schools for Fair Funding, a coalition of 48 school districts, won a partial victory in the courts for Kansas public school children. On March 7, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the Kansas Constitution and ordered the state to pay about $129 million to the schools by July 1. The balance of requested funding will be determined after a lower court redefines the meaning of “adequate” education. It’s a good ruling for Kansas public school children and we are grateful. We are hopeful policy makers will not restore funding so we can do the best job possible of preparing our students to live in a complex and challenging world. More…

Opportunity

Staff Editorial John Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House Representatives, is spitting mad. This time, he says, his opponents nationwide have gone too far. To hear him tell it, it’s as if they’ve violated the sanctity of federal law. “States have found ways to cheat, once again, on signing people up for food stamps,” Boehner said in a press conference on March 13. “And so I would hope the House would try to stop this cheating and this fraud from continuing.” Wait a minute, food stamps? Of course, Boehner is so fundamentally tone-deaf as to describe a helping hand to the poor as “fraud,” but as things stand, he can’t do a thing about it….

SGA: Diverse Ideas Welcome

| Michael Griffin guest writer | As with all politics, there is a tendency to draw towards the dramatic, and SGA is no different. There are plenty of times that I would honestly like to quit the organization because of the trouble it can be, but I think it is worth it. Our job as senators is to represent PSU student interests as best we can to the university administration as well as state legislature. If senators relinquish their seats due to the friction in senate it only allows for someone else to take their place; this may be someone who is more apt to fall into a group mentality, as can be the case…

Letter to the Editor

Rulings ‘right thing to do’ A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a record-high 59 percent of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples, with only 34 percent opposed. The Post poll was conducted after a series of recent high-profile marriage wins with landmark rulings in Kentucky, Texas, Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma. Over the past few weeks, the climate has been very favorable for the freedom to marry. The deep support reaches into every region of the country and extends across party lines: 40 percent of Republicans back the freedom for all couples to marry. Bipartisan momentum is overwhelmingly on our side. A supermajority of Americans believe in freedom and fairness, and support is growing at…