UPDATE: After this bog was posted on January 2, the Kansas Policy Institute informed KASB on January 3 that a statement would be issued regarding the first question in the opinion survey reported below. KPI indicated a portion of the question was based on a misunderstanding of current law regarding Local Option Budget authority.
The Kansas Policy Institute recently released a public opinion survey (PDF Version) asking a series of questions about school funding, local advocacy and litigation, school standards and support for charter schools and private school vouchers. Responses indicate public support for many of KASB’s core positions on higher standards, suitable school funding and stronger local leadership. However, in some key areas, those responding to the survey appear to disagree with some key KASB positions.