It will soon be time to think about casting your ballot for people who make the laws concerning our state. If you are a believer in public education like I am I hope you will think hard about anyone you vote for and their stand public education.
For 44 years I was a public school educator in the schools of Allen County and I can assure you that this county has had exceptional public schools. But to keep those exceptional schools they must be well funded to give our children the quality of education they so deserve. This is not happening now. Gov. Brownback, our present state senator Caryn Tyson, and other members of the current legislature have cut school funding to the point that many good teachers and administrators are abandoning Kansas for jobs in states where education is a priority. Programs in most schools have been cut and some schools have to a four-day week to reduce costs. Don’t let their recent tricky math tell you they have replaced funding. They haven’t!