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Laura Kelly on Education

 

 


Funding schools top budget priority, this year & every year

The days of doing the bare minimum to fund our schools are over. It stops now. The consequences were tangible, and the scars are lasting. Never again. We're going to properly fund our schools this year. And next year. And the year after that. Every year, every month, every day that I'm governor. When I began work on the state's budget last month, this was the very first decision I made. Budgets reflect our priorities, and my number one priority will always be our public schools.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to Kansas legislature , Jan 16, 2019

Expand pre-K programs; fully fund our K-12 schools

Democratic nominee Laura Kelly plans to focus on investment in education and has derided the state's sales tax on food.

Kelly marked opening of fall classes in Kansas public schools by pointing to her quest to make education of Kansans from early childhood through college the state's top priority. "And, sadly, for the past seven years, Sam Brownback and Kris Kobach have let them down," Kelly said. "Instead of focusing on doing the minimum, we will plan and innovate. We will expand pre-K programs, fully fund our K-12 schools and add a cost of living index to keep us out of court. We will also invest more in career and technical programs."

The 2018 Legislature and Gov. Jeff Colyer agreed to raise state aid to public education by $525 million over five years.

Source: Topeka Capital-Journal on 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race , Aug 16, 2018

Great schools plus early learning equal a bright future

Kelly has a vision of education that spans from early childhood to K-12 to college to the workforce. Because every step along the way is important: a chance for Kansas to do right by our kids and their parents. For the past seven years Kansas has let them down. It's time to make our children--and their future--a top priority again. Parents, teachers and business owners get it. They know that great schools--and early learning programs--are the key to a bright future and growing economy.
Source: 2018 Gubernatorial campaign website LauraKellyForKansas.com , Aug 14, 2018

Kids should not be afraid of guns when going to school

Whether in Lawrence, Kansas, or Parkland, Florida our children shouldn't be afraid to go to school. Parents shouldn't fear dropping their kids off in the morning. And teachers shouldn't feel threatened while in the classroom due to gun violence. Laura will work to implement common sense gun safeguards. She will bring people together--law enforcement officials, school officials, mental health and public health experts, parents--to find common ground and meaningful solutions to this problem.
Source: 2018 Gubernatorial campaign website LauraKellyForKansas.com , Aug 14, 2018

Other governors on Education: Laura Kelly on other issues:
KS Gubernatorial:
Carl Brewer
Greg Orman
Jeff Colyer
Kris Kobach
Mike Pompeo
Sam Brownback
Wink Hartman
KS Senatorial:
Barbara Bollier
Barry Grissom
Dave Lindstrom
Greg Orman
Jake LaTurner
Jerry Moran
Kris Kobach
Pat Roberts
Patrick Wiesner
Roger Marshall
Susan Wagle

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D;resigned) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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