Can someone clarify what education law really does?

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

There’s been much in the news in regards the education bill, HB 2506, being signed into law.  The April 24 Manhattan Free Press had an article critical of the new law. As I read it, it appears that the end of the world is near as it relates to education. There have been other articles related to the education bill that center on tenure that were criticized by the education community.

Though I have been an education administrator, I am unclear regarding the impact of the new bill on education in Kansas. I wish someone would explain clearly what was added to the education program, what was removed from it and what and who led to the changes made.

Though it is hard not to have a bias on the topic, I would like the comments from someone who is neutral on it so I can get a clearer picture of what is really going on.  Gov. Sam Brownback is pictured as the bad guy for signing the bill into law, but it was the Legislature that dis-cussed and passed the measure. These things don’t just appear out of thin air. Someone has to take the initiative to bring it forward.









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