Steve Sauder is president of Emporia's Radio Stations, Inc. the owners of KVOE-AM 1400, Country 101.7 and Mix 104.9. Steve has been in a leadership position with ERS, Inc., since 1987.
Dear Governor Brownback,
Steve Sauder again assuming you know what they say about chickens?
They always come home to roost!
You will soon have consequences to deal with you won’t be able to explain away like you do when you push Kansas poor people around, cut out programs for the mentally ill, take benefits from the elderly, discriminate against alternative life styles and cut programs for Kansas children.
There is a common thread running through the groups mentioned above – most of them – especially the poor and children – have very limited or no way to argue with you.
You are the best we have ever seen at deflecting, redirecting and misinforming people on topics on which you don’t have good answers.
But, Mr. Governor, Kansas teachers could be your chickens coming home to roost!. No doubt you have pushed them around and disrespected them, but Kansas teachers may just get the last laugh.
Here’s my case: From Monday’s Gazette, Richard John Schrock and Kansas Board of Education’s 2014-2015 Licensed Personnel Report – it says last year 654 teachers left Kansas to teach in another state. That number is up from 331 in 2010 & 11. Plus teachers leaving the profession, but not retiring rose from 416 to 740 in the same time frame.
It’s pretty obvious the teachers haven’t been much of a foe for you. You change the rules when you don’t like them and bully teachers using your all powerful, but not very creative legislature and you even took away their bargaining rights, but you cannot force them to teach. Teachers are moving out of Kansas and quitting at a record pace! This is growing crisis.
Who will you blame Mr. Governor when Kansas doesn’t have enough teachers to fill its classrooms?
That day is coming and you will be hard pressed to blame anyone but yourself.