Kansas Groups Launch Education Petition Drive

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Three Kansas organizations have launched a petition drive against Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators over proposals for public education.

The online signature drive is led by Kansas Families for Education, Kansans United in Voice and Spirit and the Kansas chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. They're asking that the Republican governor and legislators increase funding for public schools.

Kansas has cut education funding in recent years because of tight state revenues. The groups behind the petition say the cuts have resulted in larger class sizes, lower academic achievement and less time for students to be with teachers.

Brownback is proposing to change the way Kansas finances public education, partly by granting local districts more authority to raise funds for schools.

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