Kansas educators considered school bill vote when endorsing candidates

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

After months of saying teachers would show their discontent with the Legislature at the polls, the state’s largest teachers union endorsed a slate of candidates for the Kansas House on Tuesday.

The Kansas National Education Association’s political action committee is backing 73 Democrats and 30 Republicans in the Aug. 5 primary. The KNEA bases its endorsements on interviews candidates hold with educators in their districts.

“We make our recommendations through a deliberative process and in the light of day,” KNEA vice president Mark Farr said in a release.

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