Platform Proposal 2 – Education

Platform Proposal Topic: Education, school choice, and nonschool choice.

Affected Platform Plank(s): Article I, Plank 4.

Purpose: To clarify the Party’s position on the role of government in education.

Existing Language:

ARTICLE I – PERSONAL PROPERTY, RIGHTS and DUTIES…

4. The Libertarians of Kansas understand that the education of the children of Kansas is the responsibility of parents and teachers of Kansas. We support parental and local community control of education. We passionately advocate the preservation and expansion of school choice for all Kansans.

Marked Up Proposal:

ARTICLE I – PERSONAL PROPERTY, RIGHTS and DUTIES…

4. The Libertarians of Kansas understand that the education of the children of Kansas is the responsibility of parents and teachers of Kansas. We support parental and local community control of education. We passionately advocate the preservation and expansion of school choice for all Kansans. The education of a child is the personal and financial responsibility of their parent(s) or guardian(s) alone. Education gives best results when provided by the free market, achieving greater quality, accountability, and variety. We advocate voluntary methods of education with no interference from government. Such methods include home-educating, private schooling, educational cooperatives, and a variety of other online or in-person resources.

Final, if adopted:

ARTICLE I – PERSONAL PROPERTY, RIGHTS and DUTIES…

4. The education of a child is the personal and financial responsibility of their parent(s) or guardian(s) alone. Education gives best results when provided by the free market, achieving greater quality, accountability, and variety. We advocate voluntary methods of education with no interference from government. Such methods include home-educating, private schooling, educational cooperatives, and a variety of other online or in-person resources.

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