Education group endorses Holland

A statewide public education advocacy group has endorsed Democrat Tom Holland for governor, saying that Republican Sam Brownback’s education proposals lacked detail. Kansas Families for Education announced Wednesday it also endorsed Democrat Stephene Moore over Republican Kevin Yoder in the 3rd Congressional District race. The district includes east Lawrence.

In the governor’s race, the group said when Brownback didn’t return a questionnaire about education issues, the group’s board reviewed Brownback’s “Road Map for Kansas Education” posted on his website.

“Several board members thought many of the ideals and broad themes in the document have merit. Ultimately, however, the board found too many details missing to allow them to make an informed judgment on your position on education issues,” the group said.

Brownback has said the school finance formula needs to be changed, but hasn’t said how. Holland supports the current formula and has said he would increase school funding as the economy improves.

By Scott Rothschild


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