Restore Education Funding
Kansas Democrats believe children deserve excellent and safe schools and that school funding has been cut too much. Kansas needs leaders who will set the right priorities and protect them, and cutting education is the wrong priority. We believe that reducing taxes for wealthy corporations makes it harder to give our children the schools they deserve. Children can’t get the teachers and technology they need. Everyone should pay their fair share. Kansas Democrats have proposed a multi-year plan that will restore school funding in a responsible way and reduce property taxes. This Kansas Kids First plan has the right priorities. It puts education and working families first and makes certain that everyone pays their fair share.
An Education Fact
Between FY2008-2009 and FY2011-2012, general state aid to education was cut by nearly $400 million. In just thee years, that’s a reduction of $620 for every schoolchild in the state.