Smart to back off on collective bargaining

Good for the Legislature for backing off on a bill that would limit the collective-bargaining rights of teachers. Instead, lawmakers decided to give groups representing teachers, school superintendents and local school boards the rest of the year to work on the issue, the Associated Press reported. “Hopefully, some good can come out of this,” said Rep. Marvin Kleeb, R-Overland Park. But as Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, noted, “It should have been done this way in the first place. It would have created a lot less angst.”