House panel approves school-choice bill

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School-choice legislation got off the ground Wednesday when a House committee approved a bill allowing Kansas schoolchildren to use state aid to attend a private school.

The K-12 Education Budget Committee signed off on a bill allowing Kansas schoolchildren to use most of their state aid - about $5,100 per student - to attend a private school.

The committee passed the bill over the objection of Democrats and public education advocates, who believe the program will gut financing for public schools to the benefit of private schools.

Supporters of the legislation say it's intended to give less-affluent . . .

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