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Kansas House GOP unveils school funding proposal

March 20, 2014

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Topeka (AP) — Kansas House Republicans have outlined a plan that fully funds aid to poor school districts but ties the money to policy changes designed to expand parents’ choices on where to send their children.

The plan is contained in a bill introduced Thursday by the GOP-dominated House Appropriations Committee. The panel is expected to have hearings on it next week.

The bill would provide an additional $129 million during the fiscal year beginning in July to poor school districts to comply with a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling in an education funding lawsuit.

But the measure also gives tax credits for contributing to scholarship funds for private-school students. It also would spur creation of new, state-funded schools operating under independent charters giving them more freedom than typical public schools.

Comments

Larry Sturm 7 months ago

Tax dollars should not go to private schools. Private schools is the Koch brothers plan.

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Tim Huskey 7 months ago

How about passing a clean spending bill? Try that on for size.

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Bob Reinsch 7 months ago

Anybody want to guess who really wrote the bill?

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Richard Heckler 7 months ago

state-funded schools operating under independent charters giving them more freedom than typical public schools = public school tax dollars being spent on private schools

Kansas has a host of private schools that have been around for years. The legislature sees Brownback NOT getting re-elected so now they recklessly shove the Koch/Wal-Mart family/Brownback personal agendas down our throats.

Yes the Wal-Mart fundamentalist children are behind this move big time make no mistake about it.

http://walmart1percent.org/issues/education/

Why shop Wal-Mart? = Boycott Wal-Mart

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