School funding bill makes it easier to fire teachers

WICHITA, Kansas – What is making headlines about the school funding bill is it makes it easier to fire teachers.

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on the issue back in 1957.

It was the case of Million v. Board of Education.

The justices said that teachers should be protected from being fired for political, religious or personal reasons.

But that doesn’t mean that teachers can’t be fired.

If they break the rules of the district, tenured teachers can be fired.

The district has to follow a process outlined by the state court that includes hearings testimony and appeals.

The new law strips that process away. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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