Is school voucher ‘tidal wave’ headed for Kansas?

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, R-Newton, said recently that “the writing is on the wall” in regard to school vouchers, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. “In my opinion, it’s like a tidal wave that’s coming, and I don’t know that the education establishment can withstand it forever,” Rhoades said. Actually, the reason vouchers haven’t been able to clear the Legislature is not because of the “education establishment.” Many conservative lawmakers have been concerned about the cost of vouchers and how they might affect small school districts.