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School Funding Inadequate Under Kansas Constitution, Court Rules

The funding of Kansas schools is inadequate under the state constitution, a three-judge school finance panel ruled Tuesday.

The decision could ultimately require the addition of hundreds of millions of dollars in school funding, even as lawmakers face a $648 million budget deficit for next year. Educators and Democrats applauded the ruling, while Republicans called it politically motivated and said they would prefer to rewrite the school finance law.