Education is the #1 funding priority
Steve supports strong education in Kansas
- Voted for an additional $134 million of new funding for public education and over $43 million for enhanced technical education.
- Believes funding must get into the classroom for the student where it belongs.
- Supports alternatives such as charter schools, innovative school districts, and local control.
Dispelling funding myths
Contrary to public perception, the Kansas Legislature has increased education funding over the last decade. The legislature worked with the court and more than fulfilled concerns regarding the equitable distribution of education dollars, providing record levels of funding and enacting necessary new policies.
Now, the formula must be simplified to assure that funding gets to the classroom where it belongs. The “suitable provision for finance of the educational interests” clause in the Constitution must be clearly defined by an elected legislature and educators, not the courts.
Read more about how the latest figures dispel myths about Kansas education funding here.
Read former KASB president’s views on ed funding here.