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kids at schoolA Kansas report is calling for the state to increase the amount of money that gets directly to Kansas school classrooms and revisions in the way teacher union contracts are negotiated.
The report comes from a task force established by Governor Sam Brownback to streamline school spending and procedures in Kansas.
“It is our hope that this report will assist the Governor and the Kansas Legislature in their policymaking decisions, and that it will result in more efficient and effective Kansas public schools,” Task Force Chairman Ken Willard said in a news release Monday. Williard is a member of the State Board of Education.

The panel says Kansas needs to look at the definition of classroom spending. The other part of the recommendation is to look a the state’s goal of 65% of state dollars spent directly on the classroom education of Kansas children.
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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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  1. So, they want to pay for two huge studies….wow. Every district has their own organizational structure and this report is saying that they want to state to determine that for every district. Wow again.
    I wonder how many districts have binding arbitration in Kansas. I’ve never worked in one that does. This means the union really has little power because the school board can determine contracts regardless of what the union wants.
    Not all negative in this report, but not all good. Who was shocked about the union slam in a Brownback state? Not I!

    Posted by Janet Reynolds | January 22, 2013, 8:46 am

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