• Defending the indefensible – Supreme Court holds oral arguments on new education funding bill

    Defending the indefensible – Supreme Court holds oral arguments on new education funding bill0

    At the heart of the latest school finance proceedings earlier this week is that the justices will decide whether SB 19, the new school finance scheme, passes constitutional muster regarding adequacy of education funding.  The purpose of the nearly three-hour hearing, which can be viewed here – I watched it all so you would only

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  • Kansas Schools Petulantly Demand $972 Million More

    Kansas Schools Petulantly Demand $972 Million More0

    Like students attempting to explain away a bad grade, school districts’ taxpayer-funded lawyers bombarded the State Supreme Court with a litany of excuses and rationalizations to justify their demand for another $972 million over the next two years.  Their June 30 brief to the Court says the Legislature’s increase of $195 million in the coming

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  • New School Funding Formula is Bad for Students and Citizens

    New School Funding Formula is Bad for Students and Citizens0

    The new school funding formula on its way to the Governor’s desk could have been a lot worse if the education lobby got all it wanted, but it’s still bad legislation for students and citizens.  The funding is much higher than necessary, causing citizens to be excessively taxed, and most important, schools are not held

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