AFT-Kansas, Wichita Teachers’ Statement on School Funding Legislation


TOPEKA—American Federation of Teachers-Kansas President Lisa Ochs and United Teachers of Wichita President Randy Mousley issued the following joint statement on the legislation adopted over the weekend revising school funding and other state education policies:

“The school funding bill passed by the House and Senate and sent to the governor over the weekend attempts to address the funding equity issues outlined in last month’s Kansas Supreme Court decision. We are grateful for the additional support Kansas students will receive. However, lawmakers also chose to include a number of unnecessary provisions in this legislation that will undermine public schools across Kansas and silence teachers’ voices to advocate for students.


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