Lawmakers wrap school choice bill with teacher salaries, special ed funding


A broader proposal allowing Kansas schoolchildren to use state aid to attend private school was put on the fast track for approval by a House committee Monday night.

The school-choice legislation was sweetened with proposals to add money for special education and teacher salaries in what Democrats described as a cynical attempt to win votes for an unpopular idea.

"What we just saw in there is a continued, unrelenting attack on public schools in the state of Kansas. There's no other way to say it," said Democratic state Rep. Brad Boyd, who also sits on the Olathe school . . .


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