Sebelius: Kansans Should Follow Ed Races Closely

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Gov. Sebelius says Kansans should follow races for State Board of Education seats closely.

The governor told reporters she views the board's approval of new science standards, which question evolution, as a step in the wrong direction. And she said changing the board's membership is the only way to change the standards again.

But she stopped short of saying she'd campaign against board members. Four of the six who did, all Republicans, face re-election next year.

Sebelius told reporters that she's worried about how the board's action will affect the state's efforts to recruit businesses.

Supporters contend the new standards will improve science education by exposing students to valid criticism of evolution.