Fact Check – PAC Ads for Brownback
Ads appearing on television and Facebook to promote the re-election of Sam Brownback claim he is responsible for either “600+ new certified teachers in our classrooms” or 680 new teachers, including 281 special education teachers state-wide. I queried Kelly Arnold of the Kansas Republican Party about the ads. I was thankful for a courteous, prompt answer in which he replied, “I might not be the best source on this as the ad is from a PAC and not from the party. I look at this as 600+ new teacher positions have been created in Kansas and classrooms would be K-12 public schools.”Therefore, without contacting the PACs, I decided to use the Kansas State Department of Education web site to fact check the claims in the ads.Read more
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