What do you think the state can do to attract more new teachers to Kansas?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on January 5, 2008
“They could offer them better pay, of course, or possibly have an arrangement where the state helps them pay off their student loans. That or make the Kansas job market stronger in general.”
“They need to find out why teachers are going elsewhere and what is attracting them to those places. Then they can try to offer something comparable.”
“If other states have higher salaries or better benefits and retirement plans, then the state needs to do what it can to match those offers.”
“How about improving the science standards? I think science education in Kansas has gotten a black eye in the last 10 years, and it puts our education system in general in a bad light.”