KS Public Schools Update: Join The Fight for a Suitable Education

MainStream Coalition and Game On for Kansas Schools will hold a public forum titled
"Kansas Public Schools Update: Join the Fight for a Suitable Education"

7pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, OPKS 66204


Representative Melissa Rooker
David Smith, Kansas City Public Schools
Judith Deedy, Game On for Kansas Schools
Moderator: Liz Meitl, MainStream Coalition Board Member

Once again, we find ourselves in a fight to preserve the high standards of our public schools for Kansas students. 

Public education advocates understand the fiscal hole we find our state in, but we also understand the critical importance of providing an adequate education to every Kansas child. That is a monumental task, but it is one that cannot be abandoned. We understand our legislators find themselves in a difficult situation, and we are open to creative solutions, but trying to undo their constitutional obligations to Kansas children is not a solution.

Kansas Legislature, recently, received the report it paid for on the cost to adequately finance public schools in the state. This study found it would take between $400 million and $2.1 billion. Reactions to the findings varied from acceptance of the challenge to lowering our education standards.

One such attempt is the proposed constitutional amendment HCR 5029. While the language of the amendment maintains that the state’s goal is a “suitable” education, it no longer guarantees it, instead leaving it up to the Legislature to “determine” what constitutes a suitable education. Meanwhile, the Legislature still owes the Kansas Supreme Court a public education finance plan that meets its requirements by April 30. 

Join us on April 12th to hear updates from our speakers who fight everyday for our Kansas schools and learn what action steps we can take to maintain a "suitable" education. 

Reservations are not required but requested.  

April 12, 2018 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty
Overland Park, KS 66204
United States
Google map and directions
Lesa Patterson-Kinsey · · 913-649-3326
Eileen Thoni Janis McMillen Mary Sinclair Ni Ro Suzanne Bremser Deena Burnett Wayne Meyer Karin Winn Lori Ferris Diane Kuhn Jan Bombeck MarySue Severance Lynn Hardy Hardy Devin Wilson Valdenia Winn Margaret Thomas Liliane Pintar Janee Hanzlick JoeAnne Miller Sherrelyn Smith Marcia Manter Donna Clark Eric Smith Rebecca James Joelsette Jones Fred Valentine

Will you come?


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