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Governor Urges Support Of New Education Plan

Associated Press - March 12, 2015 5:35 am

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure that creates an independent task force to review the state's child welfare system.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers ahead of the chamber’s debate on overhauling school funding.

Legislators who drafted the plan up for debate Thursday argue it gives schools predictable funding through the 2016-17 school year.

The plan also would help the state control its costs by junking a per-student aid formula that has forced unanticipated but automatic increases in aid.

The plan gives districts “block grants” based on their current aid for the next two school years, until lawmakers draft a new formula. Brownback and other Republicans say the current formula is too complex and directs too much money away from classroom learning.

But many educators don’t like the plan and defend the current formula as sound.

Fred Hanson

March 12, 2015 at 7:47 am

The only support many of us will give him and his cronies is recall petitions. He is putting it to our schools just as he has put it to small farmers and businesses by not letting them use losses in their operations on their taxes. Wake up people he is destroying our state along with his cronies and its time to unite and get rid of all of them.

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