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Tom Krebs with the Kansas Association of School Boards stated that the legislation to offer tax credits for private school education doesn't hold private schools fiscally accountable and that home schools might even qualify. - Topeka Capitol Journal Online Read the Article


“Education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments…Such an opportunity…is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms,” wrote Chief Justice Warren in the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. The trend towards charter schools moves away from this goal. The National Education Policy Center notes that “Charter schools…can shape their student enrollment in surprising ways,” through practices that often exclude “students with special needs, those with low test scores, English learners, or students in poverty.” - Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

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On February 20, 2014 Carpe Diem charter schools was given several hours to advertise its services among the House Education Committee in the Kansas Legislature. The not-for-profit Carpe Diem schools were founded by Rick Ogston of Yuma, Arizona. Ogston was introduced by Senator Jeff Melcher who is sponsoring a sort of "Carpe Diem tour" in Kansas. - KNEA Legislative Update