Investing in education

Sam Brownback may be gone, but his extreme Republican allies remain in the Kansas Legislature. It wasn’t that long ago that they supported deep cuts to the budgets of K-12 schools. On their watch, class sizes increased, quality teachers were let go, and test scores dropped. Kansas Senate Democrats understand that Kansas cannot go backwards.

As Democrats, we understand that the economic prosperity of our children, our communities, and our state depends on quality schools with educators who have successfully completed teacher education programs and are licensed through the Kansas Department of Education.

Investing in education at all levels – early childhood, K-12, and higher learning, including trade and technical education – has been, and always will be, a top priority of Kansas Senate Democrats. All Kansas children deserve a 21st century education, regardless of their economic background or geographical location in Kansas.