TOPEKA – Conservative Republican legislators are preparing to push for huge changes in Kansas’ education system.
And other lawmakers warned Tuesday that a coming debate over funding could center on proposals they see as hostile to public K-12 schools.
Proposal under consideration include dropping standardized testing for students, turning over some school services to private companies and forgoing federal dollars to avoid federal education requirements.
A joint legislative committee set up to study what students should be learning and the best way to fund schools met briefly Tuesday to review a draft report from its Republican chairman.
The report calls for overhauling how the state distributes more than $4 billion in aid annually to its 286 local school districts.
The committee tabled the report until at least later this month.