On March 12, the Kansas House of Representatives introduced HB 2395, the House Republican-designed education bill. This legislation is a virtual wish list for opponents of public education. It would eliminate the last two years of the five-year funding plan passed by the legislature, give taxpayer-funded vouchers and tax breaks to private school parents, remove mandatory requirements for special education funding, remove local control over spending decisions and guarantee a continuation of an unconstitutional school finance formula that will mean continuing costly litigation.
This bill could be heard in committee as early as Thursday, March 14. While the legislature is working this bill, we'll be continuing to research its effects and present the case against it to legislators. In the meantime, we want to hear from you. What part of this bill upsets you the most as a supporter of public schools? Choose one of the options to let us know why you're opposing HB 2395.