KNEA, the largest union representing classroom teachers in Kansas, has joined three other
organizations to gather petitions in support of preserving quality primary and secondary
education for Kansas children. The month long petition campaign to rally support for funding
public schools is intended to send a message to the governor and legislature that citizens will not
tolerate a state policy which erodes the public school system. The governor’s proposal before the
legislature is inadequate and further threatens the state’s long tradition of giving every child an
excellent public education.
The petition campaign, Kansas Madness in March, began circulating across the state last week
and will continue through the month of March. KNEA is partnering in the event along with AFT-
Kansas, Kansas Families for Education, and Kansans United in Voice & Spirit.