KNEA, KASB reps talk K-12 public education proposals

Hosted By: Noah Taborda - February 22, 2021


No Kansas legislative session is without a debate about the academics, leadership and financing of Kansas public education. This session is no exception. The conversations are made more compelling by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has interrupted in-class teaching, much to the dismay of lawmakers who questioned the wisdom of teaching the state’s 400,000 or so public school students through online alternatives.

Mark Desetti, of the Kansas National Education Association, and Mark Tallman, of the Kansas Association of School Boards, join the Kansas Reflector Podcast to dive into the nuts and bolts of the legislative intrigue.

Read more about ongoing conversations in the Kansas Legislature on remote, hybrid and in-person learning


Mark Tallman

associate executive director for advocacy and communications, Kansas Association of School Boards

Mark Desetti

director of legislative and political advocacy, Kansas National Education Association

Tim Carpenter

senior reporter, Kansas Reflector