Four hundred school leaders attended 24 KASB advocacy meetings held across Kansas in June. Participants were asked to share their opinions on three topics. Earlier Tallman Education Report posts presented the results concerning school funding and academic standards and testing. In today’s post we’ll review the opinions expressed on teacher negotiations.
A couple of points should be noted. First, not everyone voted with a “dot” – the total is less than the total attendance at the meetings. Second, participants self-identified as to whether they were board members, administrators, teachers or “others” (a group which includes community members, Legislators and State Board members).
Among administrators, 41% were in the first section to the right of center, supporting relatively modest change in the law; 37% were in the next section, supporting moderate change, and 10% in the third section to right, supporting more significant change.
This issue will be discussed at the KASB fall regional meetings, beginning September 24. KASB also expects to be involved in discussions about this issue with teacher and administrator organizations facilitated by Chairman Kleeb.