Educating our children is one of the most important guarantees of our country's, and our community's, success. I'm in favor of local option funding, and I think that Gov. Brownback is on the right track with his finance formula as a first step to improving the process.
Parents should have academic choices through options such as public schools, charter schools and private schools, both accredited and non-accredited, including home schools.
Public policy should support parental choice. Consequently, base state aid for each pupil should follow the child, regardless of the school chosen by the parents as best for the child.