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Chris Huntsman

Chris Huntsman

Chris Huntsman taught in Kansas schools for 36 years, from 1970 to 2008, when she retired. She taught in three school districts in northeast Kansas; one was USD 501. She served as the NEA-Topeka president for seven years. She also served the retired Kansas NEA members as their president from 2015 to 2019. She was the voice and face of retired teachers testifying in the Kansas legislature, mainly on KPERS issues.

OPINION
In the past nine months, hundreds of books across dozens of states are being banned at an alarming rate. A majority of the bans feature books written by authors who are people of color, LGBTQ+, Black and Indigenous, and feature characters from marginalized groups. (Getty Images)

Rep. Jake LaTurner parroted rhetoric about parents’ rights. They have responsibilities, too.

By: - August 11, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Chris Huntsman taught in Kansas schools for 36 years. I write, as a retired teacher, to dispute U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner’s proclaimed need for a parents’ bill […]