First step in fixing the broken school system is recognizing the cognitive dissonance.
Most politicians in when talking about the education issue only talk about k-12. I beleive that the solution to our education crisis has to be a two part solution.
First part is focusing on k-12, making sure teachers are being paid a living wage and are provided school supplies. No teacher should have to pay school supplies out of their own pocket.
Secondly I would focus on post secondary education. Trade schools, community colleges, and universities should all be tuition free. I would set up a 50k trust fund for every Kansan to pursue higher education.