Kansas has been a hotbed for legal battles involving education for some time. After the landmark 1954 Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision, things didn’t suddenly become all sunshine and sunflowers. Rather, a series of court cases levied by school districts against the state have argued that funding for education in Kansas has continued to be both insufficient and inequitable. Kansas Commissioner of Education explains the most recent vision for improving Kansas education and answers questions about equity and fiscal security in Kansas education, also detailing his one-of-a-kind plan to spur innovation within the public school system.
- Kansans Can Home Page
- KNEA defense of Kansas tenure
- Announcement of KS repealing tenure
- Topeka Capitol Journal Design initiative announcement
- Kansas School redesign initiative powerpoint, details the massive KS qualitative study referenced in this episode