Hearing on new school choice bill gets feisty


The debate over a new school choice bill turned feisty at times Monday as lawmakers debated a proposal that would allow Kansas schoolchildren to use state aid to attend a private school.

The K-12 Budget Committee spent more than two hours listening to testimony that presented stark differences over the fallout of the legislation: Will it break the Kansas public school system, or create more educational choice for the less affluent?

At times, the meeting became contentious with the committee's chair, Republican state Rep. Kristey . . .


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