In a Democracy, everyone should have access to a quality education. The Kansas Legislature must continue to fully fund our public schools. It should keep the base state aid per pupil formula and the inflation factor for future funding in place, as prescribed by the Kansas Supreme Court.
I oppose vouchers and tax credits for corporation-funded scholarships given to private K-12 schools. Some areas where more spending should be considered: cost of Special Education, higher salaries for teachers, universal pre-school, and vocational education.
We should support our teachers instead of trying to micromanage them. This is important as Kansas finds itself facing a shortage of qualified teachers that is more severe than anything we’ve seen before.