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2012 race for Kansas State Board of Education, 4th District

Candidate selector Kansas State Board of Education

Welcome to our candidate selector for Kansas State Board of Education. It's a fun and educational tool that can help you decide which candidate(s) you agree with the most.

Here's how it works. Below, we've listed a set of issues and the candidates' positions on these issues. Check the box next to a candidate's response if you agree with it. After you're done, we'll tell you which candidate(s) you agreed with the most.

Please note that this is meant to be fun and educational - but shouldn't necessarily be used as the de facto way of making such an important decision. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about each candidate.

The state is the target of a lawsuit that alleges the Legislature has shirked its constitutional duty to adequately fund public schools. Does the state need to increase funding to public schools? Please explain your answer.

Various proposals have come up in the Legislature that would allow state dollars or tax credits to be used to finance a voucher system for students to attend private or parochial schools. Would you vote in favor of such a measure? Please explain your posi

Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed school finance reforms that would give local districts more authority to raise local property taxes. Do you support or oppose this proposal? Please explain why.

Test scores indicate a wide gap among racial groups. Do you think this is a problem, and, if so, what should be done to address it?

Do you support including the teaching of evolution in state science standards?

What is your top priority, and, if elected, what would you do to achieve it?