Rep. Valdenia Winn offered a proposal to House Republicans: If they were to override the governor’s veto of legislation installing a parental bill of rights, she would recruit parents to file lawsuits over the lack of honest history lessons in public schools.
The Kansas Senate accomplished the first of two steps Tuesday required to override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a parental bill of rights for K-12 public education that encouraged skepticism of classroom instructional materials and challenges to books on the shelf in school libraries.
A review of a Kansas school choice tax credit program for low-income students raised concerns Friday about the future enforceability of a cap on total write-offs.
Kansas stands on the verge of letting students attend any public school — regardless of where they live.
Kansas Senators renewed a debate Monday over legislation to ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports, advancing the bill to a final vote despite pushback over what some considered discriminatory policy.
One senator wanted legislators to volunteer for a week in classrooms before introducing a bill that would influence education funding or curriculum. Another said she didn’t need to do so to understand the necessity of affirming in law the key role of parents in educating children.
A Kansas Senate panel approved legislation establishing an “educational bill of rights” for parents of public school children. The bill faced strong opposition and little support in testimony.
Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson said during a conference earlier this month that as a child, he convinced his out-of-state cousins that American Indians posed a bigger threat to their safety than tornadoes.
Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday the state’s education commissioner must resign after making a discriminatory remark and urged the Kansas State Board of Education to work on addressing problems raised by the comments.
The Kansas State Board of Education plans to meet Friday behind closed doors to discuss an “inappropriate” comment education commissioner Randy Watson made earlier this month regarding American Indians.
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