When I first read this, I thought it might be a joke. But then I had to remember that our Kansas governor is one of the most idiotic governors ever elected to public office. As a person who works in the education system I take a special interest in articles like this. This is the first I have heard of this policy, but it is true that Kansas is one of the highest spending states on highway projects and one of the lowest in basic education. -សតិវ អតុ
From F5 (a Wichita alternative newspaper):
January 30, 2014
By Don Winsor
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, best known as the crazy neighbor "Monroe" from the '80s sitcom Too Close For Comfort, announced this week that under his guidance Kansas is assured to achieve yet another extraordinarily high ranking in doing things terribly.
Late last year, a national survey revealed that only Alabama and Wisconsin had cut more funding per pupil in our educational system since 2007-2008. While many states slowly returned funding levels to normal or more as the economy recovered, Brownback and others in his camp claimed to be unable to afford such action while at the same time making huge income tax cuts.
"We found ourselves in rare company, only behind those two great states," stated the hilarious former television sidekick in an interview Saturday. "Still, I knew we could do better. We will be first in the nation at lack of education funding, broseph. That's how I came up with our new Road To Education program."
Brownback's new program would cut all direct funding to schools and would give each child in the state a timecard. Each child would earn hours of education through work maintaining and building the state's roads and highways. Sixteen hours of labor would earn a child a week of public education, with the assumption being that children would be available to work eight hour days on Saturdays and Sundays.
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