Teachers in Kansas can now be fired from their jobs simply because a principal doesn’t like them — or because a student who received a C instead of an A has a vengeful parent on the school board. There will be no fair hearing, no appeal, no due process of any kind. That’s it, you’re out the door.
At the end of a marathon weekend session, both houses of the state legislature approved a school finance bill which takes away protection that teachers in the state have enjoyed since 1957, while providing tax breaks for corporations which supply scholarships to exclusive private schools.
By Karoli Kuns — April 9, 2014