Kansas lawmakers must fully fund schools’ special education

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Laura Robeson and her son Danny were Gov. Laura Kelly’s guests at her State of the State address.

Laura Robeson and her son Danny were Gov. Laura Kelly’s guests at her State of the State address.

In Kansas, we’re known for our great public schools. It’s what led me to pursue my own career in teaching. Unfortunately, we aren’t providing the same quality public education to all of our students, particularly our students with disabilities.

That must change.

I was honored to be a guest at Gov. Laura Kelly’s State of the State address this year, where she announced her plan to put Kansas on track to fully fund special education programs for the first time in over ten years. With me was my son, Danny, a fifth grader in the Shawnee Mission School District.

Danny has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and

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