Wichita State defends Koch-funded school amid criticism


February 11, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials at Wichita State University say a new private school being financed by members of the Koch family is a good fit for the university's campus.

Chase and Annie Koch announced they're financing a new private pre-K-through-12th-grade school called Wonder on Wichita State's campus, the Wichita Eagle reported .

"The fact that there are now hundreds of people talking about how educational content is delivered is pretty exciting," said Lou Heldman, the university's vice president for strategic communications.

Critics of the proposed school said the public university...

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