By Bob Kellogg, One News Now

An education reform group is pleased to see Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) asking a task force to scrutinize state collective bargaining laws in hopes of accomplishing more flexibility in teacher-negotiated agreements.

Kyle Olson of the Education Action Group Foundation (EAG) tells OneNewsNow this is coming about in part because school principals are increasingly held accountable for what is happening in their schools, which is causing a growing amount of frustration.

“Their frustration is that often times they can’t control what sort of personnel that they have in their building, and so they’re being held accountable for a situation that they really have very little control over,” Olson explains.

The Kansas Association of School Boards wants to revise the collective bargaining law by eliminating teacher evaluations as a subject of negotiations.

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