Conservatives want to make it easier for Kansas families to send their children to private schools, and they’re once again pushing for more parental control over what’s taught in public school classrooms.
A new law requiring Kansas schools to get parental permission before surveying students’ personal attitudes or beliefs has put lessons on hold in many schools.
The Kansas Legislature likes to emphasize local control — right up until it doesn’t, Lawrence school board members agreed Monday.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will begin discussing the district’s legislative priorities earlier than usual.
Open enrollment in Kansas public schools will worsen existing inequities and funding issues as well as diminish the importance of voters’ representation on local school boards, some local leaders say.
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