There seems to be a growing tenseness over the future of education in Kansas. The fight last year over block grant funding was hardball and, at times, ugly. Teachers felt under the gun, and many decided to leave the state.
But as KCUR’s Sam Zeff reports, educators say the attacks this legislative session feel particularly bitter.
It’s Wednesday, 30 minutes before the House Education Committee will meet and room 112-North in the Kansas Statehouse is packed.
It’s hot, there’s not enough seats, and the Capitol police, who rarely leave entrance, are in the room.