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State Senators to consider making changes to school finance formula

March 1, 2010

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— State senators want to know more about a proposal to change the way Kansas distributes aid to its 293 school districts.

The plan was developed by Republican Sen. Steve Abrams of Arkansas City, a former member of the State Board of Education. The Senate Education Committee discussed the proposal Monday.

Abrams’ plan would reduce some state funding to small districts. It would also revise the way state aid is calculated for students considered at risk of academic failure.

The committee took limited testimony, but members said they want a fuller discussion of the plan and will schedule more review later in the session.

Comments

Thinking_Out_Loud 4 years, 10 months ago

Senate Education Committee, remember this phrase:

"Equitable and suitable."

headdoctor 4 years, 10 months ago

Just another attempt at symbolism of substance. The abominations of the Republican party are not going to let up until the destroy the public schools.

svenway_park 4 years, 10 months ago

You remember Steve Abrams....he is one of those who believe the earth is only 3,000 years old, and wants your child to believe the same. hoo-boy.

KSManimal 4 years, 10 months ago

svenway_park (anonymous) says...

"You remember Steve Abrams....he is one of those who believe the earth is only 3,000 "

No, no, no,.....our boy Abrams is well aware the Earth is MUCH older than that - it's damn near 6,015 by now; having been created on October 24, 4004 BC.

Abrams is living proof that public education is under-funded (and subsequently over-fund-ied). The more he talks, the more legal ammunition schools will have for suing the (insert expletive here) legislature.

headdoctor 4 years, 10 months ago

I really do not like to entertain conspiracy theory's but in is no secrete that the modern Republicans have despised the public school system for some time. I was talking with a friend yesterday and they brought up a point that I hadn't really considered. While things have happened with the economy that could not have been planned out, this may all fit right in with the modern Republican plan. Destroy the public school system so that any reconstruction of education can include more of the Bible thumping Republican agenda to be ran down everyone's throats whether the public wants it or not. In a more simple concept, they want themselves and their kind educated with the rest of the country remaining as ignorant as possible. For the Republicans that would line up perfectly with their platform, giving them the control over power and money. Laugh if you want to but this may not be as far fetched as it sounds.

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