Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kansas Board of Education, District 3

From BOE candidates’ philosophies diverge Board of Education


Incumbent John Bacon of Olathe, a Republican, has been part of a conservative voting bloc on the board since he took office in 1999. In the past 13 months, he’s voted with a six-member conservative majority to approve science standards that cast doubts on the theory of evolution, hire Bob Corkins as education commissioner and tweak health standards to mandate an opt-in policy for sex education.

Challenger Don Weiss, a Democrat from Olathe, has said he would have voted “no” on all three matters.

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