Teacher groups in Kansas have promised to be politically active this election year, especially with Republican Gov. Sam Brownback (above, visiting an elementary school in Mission) seeking a second term. Some teachers are upset that, although the Legislature added millions for schools, it also tacked on policies promoting school choice with tax credits and eliminating a tenure-like job protection for teachers that had been on the books more than 50 years.
Teacher groups in Kansas have promised to be politically active this election year, especially with Republican Gov. Sam Brownback (above, visiting an elementary school in Mission) seeking a second term. Some teachers are upset that, although the Legislature added millions for schools, it also tacked on policies promoting school choice with tax credits and eliminating a tenure-like job protection for teachers that had been on the books more than 50 years. File photo by TAMMY LJUNGBLAD The Kansas City Star
Teacher groups in Kansas have promised to be politically active this election year, especially with Republican Gov. Sam Brownback (above, visiting an elementary school in Mission) seeking a second term. Some teachers are upset that, although the Legislature added millions for schools, it also tacked on policies promoting school choice with tax credits and eliminating a tenure-like job protection for teachers that had been on the books more than 50 years. File photo by TAMMY LJUNGBLAD The Kansas City Star

New Kansas school finance law is a mixed blessing for teachers

July 15, 2014 06:48 PM