Future of Kansas economy depends on its women

State's economy can grow by 10-15% by 2025 if women are fully participating in the workforce. But significant barriers stand in the way

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August 12, 2022 - 2:04 PM

Women in Kansas earned 78 cents for every dollar earned by a Kansas man in 2020. Such discrimination holds women back from wanting to get involved. Photo by Annie Spratt/Unsplash

Professors of political science are in a unique position to not only impart academic knowledge, but to build better citizens. I give students the trust, resources, engagement, and invitations they need to participate. Then I encourage them to put those civic skills into action. 

I teach my students how to think, not what to think. 

Our young people have the opportunity to shape the communities we live in and in recent years they have started to participate in droves, especially young women.

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