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"School choice, it seems, should be a no-brainer. Why not give families vouchers, allowing them to make free choices for their children’s education? There’s a reason increasing numbers of inner-city activists in places like Chicago and Washington, D.C., are fighting for charter schools and voucher programs. They know choice would be better for their kids. They know the government has failed them."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/08/14/the_crazy_world_of_public_schools_123654.html


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LIKE if you agree with the 80% of Kansans who believe that employees should have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union. http://www.employeefreedomweek.com/survey-results/


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National Employee Freedom Week has released a series of scientific surveys to find out how many union members want to leave their union and gauging the public’s support for employee freedom. The results were surprising.
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Kansas school funding has been increasing
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The Aug. 1 news article “In Kansas, a deep-red ‘experiment,’ ” about Kansas’s tax reform, provided incomplete data on school funding. The base state aid data used to show a decline in school funding r...
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K-12 Spending Estimate to Break 2012 Record
Posted by Todd Davidson on Friday, September 07, 2012
A report recently released by the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) estimates total tax payer support of public schools will reach $5.757 Billion in 2013, topping 2012s record setting $5.672 Billion.  The new numbers show total funding has likely increased $2.17 Billion or 61% since 2001; inflation was up 26% over the same period.

KLRD’s data estimates per-pupil funding will be $12,628 just $32 shy of the record set in 2009. K-12 Per-pupil funding is up $4,604 or 57% since 2001. 

K-12 spending data from 1994 through 2013 is available here.

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