Salina, KS

Now: 35 °

Currently: Clear

Hi: 63 ° | Lo: 35 °

Teachers protest governor at Kansas Statehouse

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2014

A few hundred teachers and education advocates have rallied at the Kansas Statehouse to protest what they view as anti-public school policies from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

The American Federation of Teachers and the Kansas National Education Association organized Saturday’s rally. The protest and other events came on the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of Education decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.

Rally participants criticized Brownback for championing massive personal income tax cuts. They also argued that the state isn’t adequately funding its schools, even with the passage of a plan this year to boost aid to poor districts.

Brownback has said the tax cuts are boosting the economy and opened his re-election campaign this week by declaring Kansas a “lighthouse” for other states.

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2023. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Registration Open For STE...
April 1, 2023Comments
Silver Alert For Missing ...
April 1, 2023Comments
Attempted ATM Theft
March 31, 2023Comments
CAPS Auction in Motion
March 31, 2023Comments

LISTEN LIVE