David Schauner

Government
9:48 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Kansas House Committee Takes Up Union Bargaining Bill

A packed committee room for the bill's hearing.
Stephen Koranda Kansas Public Radio

A Kansas House committee has heard from supporters and opponents of a bill that would limit the bargaining rights of teachers.

The legislation would cut back on the items school districts are required to negotiate with unions from more than two dozen to five. Supporters of the change say it will allow administrators to allocate resources and respond to demands on the education system.

Ken Willard is a member of the Kansas Board of Education and he headed a school efficiency task force created by Governor Sam Brownback.

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