Blue Valley area educators, lawmakers warn bills being debated in Topeka will make teachers ‘targets’

Democratic Sen. Cindy Holscher, at podium, brought together a group of pharmacists, teachers, students and lawmakers last week to voice opposition to several bills currently going through the state legislature they say could harm public education and lead teachers to being targeted for what they teach. Photo credit Nikki Lansford.

Some local educators say they are concerned about education bills making their way through the Kansas Legislature this year that could impact the future state of schools in Johnson County.

At an event late last week at St. Andrew’s Golf Club in Overland Park organized by Democratic state Sen. Cindy Holscher, a group of teachers, students and other lawmakers voiced their opposition to several bills currently being debated in Topeka.