Is more money helping Kansas students?
There’s a lot of disagreement right now in the Kansas legislature about K-12 education in Kansas. Funding set a record last year at $13,600 per-pupil, and another billion dollar increase is planned.
Governor Laura Kelly says schools still need more money while others, like Senate President Susan Wagle, say decades of school litigation and costly court rulings on education may eventually bankrupt the state. She says additional fund could result in property, sales or income tax hikes for Kansas taxpayers.
Historically, how have the continued increased costs in K-12 helped our students in Kansas? Isn’t that the question we should be asking?
Let’s take a look at some historical data comparing spending and student performance.
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