Suddenly, Parents as Teachers Under Assault by Kansas Lawmakers
Now that revenues are drying up, the Legislature is looking for nickels and dimes in the sofa, leading to this quote from Parents as Teachers critic Rep. Peggy Mast, an Emporia Republican, on Tuesday:
“In times when we have an abundance, we can give more. In times when we are looking at how we find efficiencies to fund the necessities, we have to look at things that are disposable.”
Mast went on to mumble something about how a few parents she knew had used the program were college-educated and pretty well off so — naturally — Parents as Teachers must die.
Nancy Keel, director of the Kansas Parents as Teachers Association, and other supporters pointed out that the program has scored well when evaluated for its effectiveness.