No More One Size Fits All, Education that Meets YOUR Unique Needs
A recent poll has found strong support among likely Kansas voters for allowing students to earn credits for outside-classroom learning experiences. The majority of Kansas voters support allowing all students—regardless of zip code, income, or race—to access any public school they choose.
Thanks to Open Enrollment, passed last session, this will be a reality in the near future.
Geographic barriers prevent some of Kansas’ most vulnerable students from accessing higher-quality public schools due to their zip code. A student’s educational opportunities should not be limited by their family’s income or housing status.
But that’s not all…. Families know what is best for their students and we believe family-based decisions on schools are also the key to opening up all learning opportunities for kids. In order to truly improve it, we should transform education to be as diverse as the kids it's designed to serve.
Today in most states, schools are funded before students. That means someone besides a family is making decisions about money, what is best for the student, and where that student is best served.
Students and families should be the primary decision-makers, not bureaucratic systems. That’s why every family should get to decide how their student’s education funding is spent. Families ought to control their children’s educational funding and spend it to design an education system that suits their unique needs.