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.