The following statement is from Senator Laura Kelly, candidate for governor, regarding the Kansas Supreme Court Ruling on the Gannon case:
“We all know that schools are the key to a strong economy and a bright future for our state. When our children succeed, our state succeeds. I’m grateful for the Court’s work and I respect its decision. We will work together in the coming year to fully fund our schools and give all children the opportunities they deserve.”
“From my very first legislative session, I have fought to fully fund our schools. I supported significant new investments in 2005 and worked to improve early childhood programs. When Sam Brownback and Jeff Colyer made the largest cut to our schools in state history – I fought back. I will continue to work on behalf of our children.
“It is critical that we have new leadership in the governor’s office next session – someone with a strong record of standing up for Kansas students, teachers and families. As governor, I will make our schools a top priority again. Instead of focusing on doing the minimum, we will begin to plan and innovate. We will make sure Kansas has the greatest schools in the nation so our children can be ready for the jobs of the future.”