The largest teachers union in Kansas is warning of a “war” on educators as the Republican-dominated Legislature considers a proposal that would narrow contract negotiations between teachers and public school districts, the Associated Press reports. The proposal, which is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday, would reduce the number of issues that teachers’ groups could negotiate with local school boards. For example, teachers would still be able to negotiate such things as pay and sick leave, but no longer on how they are evaluated. Supporters of the legislation recently asked for suggestions from the union after a backlash and have slowed the measure’s progress, but they are still determined to reduce teachers’ bargaining rights, said Karen Godfrey, president of the 25,000-member Kansas National Education Association…

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