Aimee Patton

A pleasantly eccentric take on politics

The Kansas  Board of Education is sending postcards out to legislators in an effort to communicate and celebrate Kansas Education.  New slogan is:Slide1

  1. Proud
  2. Positive
  3. Progressive

Turns out there should have been a fourth P in the old slogan – problem.  Some of the board members had a problem with the slogan’s word PROGRESSIVE.  Some thought it was a bit too political for the campaign.

More on the point of the post card campaign:

Each card will contain a short message to inform and celebrate public education in Kansas. Board members were encouraged to submit ideas for the cards before the November board meeting, when the board is expected to approve the cards in anticipation of the legislative session. Theme ideas ranged from historical facts and the board’s strategic plan to successes and inspirational Kansans or events.

The cards aren’t intended to be political. Instead, the goal of the cards is to get parents and other members of the public talking about education.

Some of the members thought that if legislators in Kansas received a postcard with the word “progressive” on it, they may just collect them all and burn them in the halls of the capitol.  Others thought that the mere writing of the word “progressive” could have them associated with a liberal and God forbid (literally – God may forbid it in Kansas).

The nation is watching Kansas right now, because of our historic under funding of our public schools.   I thought I would come up with some other catchy slogans for the postcard campaign.

Kansas Education:

  1. Proud
  2. Positive
  3. Paused

Kansas Education:

Fund us damn it.

Finally, Representatives if you receive these postcards know that just because you read the word ‘progressive’ it doesn’t make you one in political party or in the case of Kansas education – in action or advancement.


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