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Kansas should fund K-12 education, not change its constitution

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October that the state’s current education funding of more than $4 billion a year is not sufficient under the state constitution.
The Court looked at the Kansas Constitution’s mandate that schools receive adequate funding. It also looked at whether funding was equitable, with money fairly divided between property-wealthy and property-poor districts. The current funding formula failed on both counts.
The Legislature was told to fix this with a fair and adequate formula by April 30.
The Legislature has given up denying that it is upholding the constitution. Its new plan is to ...


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