GIVING KIDS A FIGHTING CHANCE
A story about the untapped opportunities for our Kansas Children.
Educational opportunities in Kansas can be amongst the best in the nation if we focus on students, learn from the example of states like Florida. But students are not thriving in Kansas. More money is not helping them achieve.
This movie tells the story of how Florida implemented a public education reform that improved student achievement from being one of the worst-performing states to one of the best. During the same time, Kansas dramatically increased education spending with virtually no increase in student achievement.
49% of Kansas 10th grade low-income students read below grade level
Only 45% of the more-affluent 10th graders are on track in ma
Only 23% of students who took the ACT test are college-ready in core subjects
Florida beats Kansas on 6 of the 8 key measurements on the Nation’s Report Card