Carl Brewer on Education
Same resources for urban/rural schools as wealthy districts
Brewer, who would be the first African-American governor of Kansas if elected, announced his campaign ahead of the state party's annual convention. He spoke to a crowd at the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce in Kansas City. "As mayor, all the
children in Wichita were my children. And as governor, all of the children in the state would be my children, and I'm going to make sure that they get the education that they need," Brewer, who served as mayor from 2007 to 2015, told the crowd.
Several of the event's attendees brought up inequality in education and pressed Brewer on his plans to fix it. Brewer, who noted he attended all-black schools in Wichita as a child, said the state needs to ensure both urban and rural schools have the
same resources as wealthier districts. He promised to release a school funding plan after the Legislature acts on the issue later this session and to visit every corner of the state during the campaign.
Source: The Kansas City Star on 2018 Kansas Gubernatorial race
, Feb 20, 2017
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