OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (AP) – Kansas’ Democratic governor is trying to regain control of the education debate in a tough re-election bid, after Republicans attacked transgender athletes and the content of classroom teaching. Renewed focus on increases in public school spending during tenure,
Gov. Laura Kelly sought Wednesday to paint Republican challenger Derek Schmidt, the state’s three-term attorney general, as a threat to adequate funding for public schools in the second and final debate. Kelly has dubbed himself the “Education Governor” for his support for greater education spending.