At Issue: Eliminating K-12 tenure and state mandated due process
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A Kansas education finance bill that was recently signed into law strips K-12 public school tenure and state mandated due process. HB 2506 was signed into law in April 2014, to satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court order to equalize state funding among low-income districts. Critics of the law say eliminating tenure and state-mandated due process will weaken public schools. Proponents say eliminating tenure will strenghten public schools by making it easier to get rid of under-preforming teachers, and give more power to individual school districts.