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With numbers of students measured in the thousands and the money spent educating them measured in the billions, the only meaningful way to show them on the same graph is to measure the percent change from the prior year.  The Number 1 on the X axis is a measurment of the school year ending in 2001 compared to the school year ending in 2000.  Likewise the Number 9 is a percent change measurement from the school year ending 2008.

On the graph we measured three sets of data:  the Kansas Total Student Enrollment K-12, the Kansas Total Hispanic Enrollment K-12 and the Kansas Total Expenditures K-12.  Again, all the displayed data is a measure of percent change from the previous year.  Any number above 100% demonstrates positive growth and any number less than 100% demonstrates negative growth.

In Summary from Kansas School years ending 2001 through 2009:

  • Total Kansas Student Enrollment saw a 98.2% negative growth.
  • Total Kansas Hispanic Enrollment saw a 169.0% positive growth.
  • Total Kansas Education Expenditures saw a 155.9% positive growth.

NOlathe observations:  Not shown on the graph (but on the worksheet) NOlathe calculated the COLA of 2.7% per year measured.  Only with the exception of the year ending 2009, was the amount spent well above the predicted amount.  KDE was spending well above any year to year predictions.  In the year ending 2009 that changed.  The expenditures were $229,884,621 more than predicted.  That is the only year measured that actually had deficit spending.  Coincidentally, in 2010 the Kansas State Legislature passed a state wide tax increase of 18.8% or $302,000,000 per year for 5 years.

A very recent publication http://kansas.watchdog.org/6000/truth-emerging-on-unencumbered-k-12-education-funds/  shows that the Kansas School system is far from broke.  Since the system was not required to absorb their own error, was it really an accident?  Where else in America can some one make a $229,884,621 mistake and get rewarded with more to spend as a result?

Sources:  http://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/School%20Finance/data_warehouse/total_expenditures/d0Stateexp.pdf    

NOlathe Excel worksheet  1992..2009 education 

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GOD
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                                  One Nation
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“Over the past few years, Kansas schools have experienced a dramatic increase in the number of non-native speakers of English. In the 2008-2009 school year, there were over 37,000 English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in Kansas public schools, grades K-12. This number has increased dramatically since the 1992-1993 school year, which was the first year that Kansas provided State ESOL/Bilingual funding to school districts that meet State ESOL/Bilingual Program Requirements for programs that serve ELL students.”  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=355

This Kansas Department of Education document (Yearly Totals) shows that between the school years of 1992-1993 and 2009-2010 the total enrolled Kansas K-12 students increased from 102,984 to 486,371 or an increase of 472.3%.  Of the total, the Hispanic K-12 students increased from 3,771 to 71,701 or an increase of 1,901.4%.  During this time period, the Hispanic K-12 student population grew at a rate 402.5% above the rate of the state totals.

      Total K-12    Hispanic K-12  
1992 102,984   3,771  
1993 226,183 219.6% 9,802 259.9%
1994 405,467 179.3% 18,293 186.6%
1995 455,982 112.5% 26,821 146.6%
1996 520,926 114.2% 29,439 109.8%
1997 527,912 101.3% 33,632 114.2%
1998 516,789 97.9% 35,398 105.3%
1999 496,270 96.0% 40,296 113.8%
2000 495,408 99.8% 42,434 105.3%
2001 461,485 93.2% 42,791 100.8%
2002 464,394 100.6% 46,147 107.8%
2003 484,681 104.4% 47,951 103.9%
2004 456,250 94.1% 49,573 103.4%
2005 454,313 99.6% 51,448 103.8%
2006 448,670 98.8% 52,854 102.7%
2007 446,397 99.5% 53,730 101.7%
2008 446,433 100.0% 55,605 103.5%
2009 486,371 108.9% 71,701 128.9%

During the 17 years measured, the overall Kansas total K-12 students actually decreased 8 years or nearly half.  The 2009 data remains less than the 2000 data.   The Hispanic K-12 student count increased every year.  (NOlathe Note: The raw data from school years 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 is suspect.  The significant changes in data and simple math errors cause suspicion.  The data was included with the assumption that errors affected both sets of data equally.)

With fewer Kansas total students in 2009 than in 2000, maybe we should compare the budgets?

 
 
 

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

Ken Dunwoody                                     
GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com    www.NOlathe.com     http://NOlathe.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY

 

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NOlathe Observations from this document:

  • All migrant students are provided free meals (breakfast and lunch) automatically.
  • All migrant students are provided a free education to minimize the disruption of being a migrant family.
  • To receive your free meals and education you must register 4 weeks prior to the start of school.
  • If by fault of school officials, it becomes public knowledge that the student is receiving free meals, the student’s privacy has been violated thus allowing the migrant family to sue the school.
  • Schools’ assist migrant children to receive free health care services.

http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=_qabjKN1bPc%3d&tabid=414&mid=4253

NOlathe Observations from this document:

  • Pre-school, before and after school, summer school:  Has Kansas become a daycare for migrant students?

Since 1992 the Kansas Department of Education has required Kansas school districts to educate migrant children in their native language.  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=355

Application for free Summer School    http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=bE3vqjIu2xc%3d&tabid=414&mid=4253  With meals?

Application for Migrant Family Literacy Grant     http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=6cnUQiIcVUc%3d&tabid=414&mid=4253 

New industry to attract new participants     http://www.ksmigrant.org/ 

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

Ken Dunwoody                                     
GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com    www.NOlathe.com     http://NOlathe.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY

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“The term migrant worker has different official meanings and connotations in different parts of the world . The United Nations‘ definition is broad, including any people working outside of their home country. The term can also be used to describe someone who migrates within a country, possibly their own, in order to pursue work such as seasonal work.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migrant_worker 

Way back in American History when American History was actually taught in American schools, a movie was required viewing to understand the strife of American migrants.

The Grapes of Wrath is a novel published in 1939 and written by John Steinbeck, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of sharecroppers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial and agricultural industries. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other “Okies“, they sought jobs, land, dignity and a future. When preparing to write the novel, Steinbeck wrote: “I want to put a tag of shame on the greedy bastards who are responsible for this [the Great Depression and its effects].” The book won Steinbeck a large following among the working class, perhaps due to the book’s sympathy to the worker’s movement and its accessible prose style.

The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was made in 1940; the endings of the book and the movie differ greatly.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grapes_of_Wrath  

What is the [Kansas] Definition of a migratory child?  According to Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act a child is a defined as a migrant if all of the following conditions are met: http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=wj8ZdkeJ-dc%3d&tabid=414&mid=4253

  • The child is not older than 21 years of age; and
  • The child is entitled to a free public education under State law; and
  • The child is a migrant agricultural worker or has a parent, spouse, or guardian who is a migrant agricultural worker; and
  • The child has moved within the preceding 36 months in order to seek or obtain work, or to accompany or join the migratory agricultural worker who moved within the preceding 36 months in order to seek or obtain qualifying work. 

According to the Kansas Department of Agriculture “Kansas is a leader in wheat, grain sorghum and beef production, and the state ranks sixth in farm product exports, which were valued at $5.9 billion in 2008.  Cash receipts for farm marketings were valued at nearly $14 billion in 2008.” http://www.ksda.gov/kansas_agriculture/ 

At this point we can conclude that the Kansas Department of Education believes that wheat is both planted and harvested by hand using migrant agricultural workers.  That would account for all those straight rows.

 The market value of wheat varies daily, but let’s use a standard of $10.00 a bushel.  Now let’s assume that a bushel of seeds can be planted by hand per hour.  And that a bushel of wheat can be harvested (de-husking takes more time) by hand per hour.  This migrant agricultural worker does this 14 hours a day and for $5.00 an hour.  The wheat farmer now has $10.00 a bushel invested and still has the costs associated with supplying all those bushel baskets and still has to get them to market.  Well now that explains why they also get subsidies.

Now let’s look for the hubs of these migrant agricultural workers.  Kansas law requires that children of migrant agricultural workers receive a free education and in their native language.   As previously discussed, in Kansas they are the municipalities identified below and shows the increased need of migrant agricultural workers based on the increased costs associated with educating their children:

     2001-2002  2009-2010  
Olathe USD #233 Bilingual Ed. $540,992 $2,183,691 403.64%
         
Blue Valley USD #229 Bilingual Ed. $497,622 $1,498,767 301.18%
         
Wichita USD #259 Bilingual Ed. $3,592,995 $10,050,924 279.73%
         
Dodge City USD #443 Bilingual Ed. $1,291,032 $3,013,725 233.43%
         
Garden City USD #457 Bilingual Ed. $968,692 $2,344,808 242.05%
         
Kansas City USD #500 Bilingual Ed. $1,538,360 $5,857,104 380.73%
         
Topeka USD #501 Bilingual Ed. $1,538,360 $1,856,575 120.68%

Garden City and Dodge City increases may be accounted for by the recent opening of a Kansas state owned casino in Dodge City.  Although not agricultural, there have been numerous new construction, food industry, hotel, casino and lawn care jobs created recently.  This could actually be the result of the state itself.

Kansas City, Olathe and Blue Valley are most likely non-migratory construction, restaurant, hotel and lawn care jobs.

Legislators can answer the Topeka question and would love to hear from of our Wichita readers for their observations.

A reasonable person could conclude the illegal Kansas immigrant problem is not of a migrant agriculture worker profile.  Just another clever LIBERAL RUSE.  I encourage you to read the first paragraph of this posting again. The Kansas use of the term “migrant worker” is part of the UNs’ Agenda 21 terminology.  Kansas is actively part of the globalization of governments?  Read our postings and do your research on George Soros, Consolidation of Governments, Re-distribution of wealth, United Nations’ Agenda 21 and globalization.  It’s here alive and well. 

Our next posting will show all the Kansas free programs offered and encouraged to these children of migrant agricultural workers.  You will be shocked!

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

Ken Dunwoody                                     
GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com    www.NOlathe.com     http://NOlathe.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY

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What about clothing, they forgot clothing! 

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

Ken Dunwoody                                     
GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com    www.NOlathe.com     http://NOlathe.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY

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Please take a moment to look at this table below before reading our analysis.   http://svapp15586.ksde.org/k12/k12.aspx     http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

2001-2002 2009-2010  Increase
Kansas Dept. Ed. Total Exp. $3,586,579,119 $5,589,549,135 55.80%
Enrolled 446,969 453,324 1.40%
Per Pupil $8,024 $12,330 53.60%
Bilingual Ed. $14,098,361 $47,417,109 236.33%
Hispanic 42,791 71,701 67.50%
US Census Bur. Kansas Tot. 2,688,418 2,777,835 3.30%
Ks. Hispanic 188,252 244,614 29.90%
Olathe USD #233 Bilingual Ed. $540,992 $2,183,691 403.64%
Blue Valley USD #229 Bilingual Ed. $497,622 $1,498,767 301.18%
Wichita USD #259 Bilingual Ed. $3,592,995 $10,050,924 279.73%
Dodge City USD #443 Bilingual Ed. $1,291,032 $3,013,725 233.43%
Garden City USD #457 Bilingual Ed. $968,692 $2,344,808 242.05%
Kansas City USD #500 Bilingual Ed. $1,538,360 $5,857,104 380.73%
Topeka USD #501 Bilingual Ed. $1,538,360 $1,856,575 120.68%

The “Bilingual Education” nine year total for school years 2001-2002 through 2009-2010 available by district and state totals below.  Kansas $271,573,451

At the end of the last Kansas Legislative Session, a near panic occurred debating the next year’s budget.  The result was a “one percent” increase in Sales Tax from 5.3% to 6.3%.  Few mentioned that this was actually an 18.86% increase from 5.3%.  The Kansas Department of Education and the Kansas State employees (Unions) were the recipients of the bounty, but the real winners involved several Kansas predators led by State Senator John Vratil.

Our recent post involving the Olathe School USD #233 led us to look at Kansas as a whole.  We wanted to identify State tax dollars spent on educating non-English speaking students in order to complete the approved Kansas Department of Education curriculum.  In this post, we assume you are familiar with terms used here:  https://nolathe.net/2010/12/20/making-sum-cents-olathe-school-district/

In previous sessions of the Kansas Legislature we have already identified their (as a group) failure to amend Kansas laws to prevent illegal aliens from benefiting their access to public services and even “in state tuition” when attending state Universities.  Now we learn that last session they (as a group) failed to acknowledge the $47,417,109 being spent educating EEL (English Language Learners) non-English speakers for school year 2009-2010.  We have posted this requirement can involve as few as one student in a school district and that state wide more than 100 languages are involved.  The direction of this posting looks at the remaining data in table above.

According to the Social Security Administration the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) http://www.ssa.gov/cola/automatic-cola.htm for the nine years examined (2001-2010) averaged 2.7%.  Applying this to the $3,586,579,119 (2001-2002) resulted in a predicted amount of $4,438,579,106 (2009-2010).  This does not allow for the KDE report of a 1.40% increase in enrollment for this period.  However this increase of 6,355 students does not account for increased spending of $2,002,970,016 during the same time period.

The Olathe USD #233 data gave us a place to start looking.  While the US Census Bureau data for this time period shows only an increase in Kansas population of 3.30% it also shows the increase of Hispanic population of 29.90% which largely accounts for the state wide increase.  But it does not reconcile the Kansas Department of Education reported increase in Hispanic students of 67.50% which does more than reconcile the increased state enrollment.  In total the information in this paragraph begs a few observations:

  • As we already knew, Census data is not accurate.
  • Kansas did not see any significant growth during this time period.  What growth it did see is accounted for through Hispanics in our Kansas school system.
  • The vast majority of new homes built during this time period, specifically Johnson County, were the result of Kansas families moving to new Kansas homes.  This WAS NOT the result of attracting new out-of-state folks to live here and work here as the result of new jobs!  This data suggests that other than development associated occupations and the construction trades, minimul job creation was a net net result and only compensated for jobs lost.
  • When the construction stopped, the Johnson County economy dived.

As is often the case, NOlathe research personnel learn more in the process than what shows up in our posts.  This time we found a really neat site that allows you to create the information sought by criteria you dictate for the Kansas Department of Education.  http://cpfs.ksde.org/cpfs/custom_rpts.aspx  As a result we created Excel formated spreadsheets identifying costs for districts and the state total expensed for ‘Bilingual Education’ and obtained this data for your use and review:

You are certainly welcome to verify this information by:

Click        “START BUILDING YOUR CUSTOM REPORT”  and Next Step
Check        “All Unified District” or (District of your choice)  and Next Step
Choose          Year   and Next Step
Check             “School District Budget Profile”           and Next Step
Choose          “Bilingual Education”  and  “Expenditure”  and  “Fund Total”  and Next Step
Click             “Create Report”
Click              “Export to Excel”
Now that you have validated the above information, have some fun and look for other “nuggets” from this modern day Kansas gold mine.

May ELL  RIP (Rest in Pieces) but there is more to come.

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

Ken Dunwoody                                     
GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com    www.NOlathe.com     http://NOlathe.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY

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  • Ways and Means: 10:30 a.m.-noon, M-F. Chair, Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick, vice-chair John Vratil, R-Leawood. Members: Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg, Ty Masterson, R-Andover, Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka, Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita,  Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford, Terrie Huntington, R-Fairway. (Plus 3 Democrats.)
  • Assessment and Tax: 10:30 a.m.-noon, M-F. Chair Les Donovan, R-Wichita, vice-chair Pat Apple, R-Louisburg. Members: Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, Jeff King, R-Independence, Bob Marshall, R-Fort Scott, Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, Julia Lynn, R-Olathe, Dick Kelsey, R-Goddard, and the 38th District Senator TBD. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Federal & State Affairs: 10:30 a.m.-noon, M-F. Chair Pete Brungardt, R-Salina, vice-chair Roger Reitz, R-Manhattan. Members: Tim Owens, R-Overland Park, Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, Jeff Longbine, R-Emporia, Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, Ralph Ostmeyer, R-Grinnell. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Education: 1:30 p.m. M-F. Chair Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, vice-chair John Vratil, R-Leawood. Members: Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, Jeff  King, R-Independence, Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, Bob Marshall, R-Fort Scott, Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford, Tim Owens, R-Overland Park, Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Utilities: 1:30 p.m. M-F.  Chair Pat Apple, R-Louisburg, vice-chair Mike Petersen, R-Wichita. Members; Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg, Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, Ty Masterson, R-Andover, Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, and a Republican yet to be named. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Public Health and Welfare: 1:30 p.m. M-F. Chair Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka, vice-chair Pete Brungardt, R-Salina. Members: Terrie Huntington, R-Fairway, Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, Dick Kelsey, R-Goddard, Roger Reitz, R-Manhattan, Chris Steineger, R-Kansas City. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Commerce: 8:30 a.m. M-F. Chair Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, vice-chair Julia Lynn, R-Olathe. Members Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg, Jeff Longbine, R-Emporia, Ty Masterson, R-Andover, Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, Chris Steineger, R-Kansas City, and the 23rd District Senator TBD. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Agriculture: 11 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Chair Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, vice-chair Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford. Members: Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, Ralph Ostmeyer, R-Grinnell, Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, Jeff King, R-Independence, Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, and the 38th District Senator TBD. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Transportation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. Chair Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, vice-chair Bob Marshall, R-Fort Scott. Members: Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka, Mike Petersen, R-Wichita, Terrie Huntington, R-Fairway, Les Donovan, R-Wichita, Roger Reitz, R-Manhattan. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Natural Resources: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Friday. Chair Ralph Ostmeyer, R-Grinnell, vice-chair Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick. Members: Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford, and the 38th District Senator TBD. (Plus 2Democrats.)
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance: 9:30 a.m. M-F. Chair Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford, vice-chair Ty Masterson, R-Andover. Members: Chris Steineger, R-Kansas City, Jeff Longbine, R-Emporia, Mark Taddiken, R-Clifton, Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, Dick Kelsey, R-Goddard. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Judiciary, 9:30 a.m. M-F. Chair Tim Owens, R-Overland Park, vice-chair Jeff King, R-Independence. Members; Les Donovan, R-Wichita, Julia Lynn, R-Olathe, Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, John Vratil, R-Leawood, Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita,  Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee. (Plus 2 Democrats)
  • Ethics and Elections: 9:30 am. Wednesday-Thursday. Chair Terrie Huntington, R-Fairway, vice-chair Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka. Members: Pat Apple, R-Louisburg, Roger Reitz, R-Manhattan, Pete Brungardt, R-Salina Mike Petersen, R-Wichita, and the 23rd District Senator TBD. (Plus 2 Democrats.)
  • Local Government: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday. Chair Roger Reitz, R-Manhattan, vice-chair Susan Wagle, R-Wichita. Members: Terrie Huntington, R-Fairway, Ralph Ostmeyer, R-Grinnell, Bob Marshall, R-Fort Scott, and the 23rd and 38th District Senators TBD. (Plus 2 Democrats.)

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