March 13, 2023

Kansas Legislators’ War on the Poor Opens Worrisome New Front: School Vouchers and Tax Avoidance

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Kansas legislative leaders have declared war on the poor. They have pushed bills penalizing those receiving government assistance through the House Welfare Reform Committee. They have advocated a flat tax plan that benefits the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. We have watched these proposals unfold in recent weeks, watched and heard the disdain.

Yet the war has another front, another theater of conflict: School vouchers. The programs envisioned by lawmakers would redirect state money to private schools, benefit privileged families rather than needy ones, and starve the public education system of vital resources.

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