KS Supreme Court ruling on school finance could have national implications

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Wichita Business Journal

Josh Heck – Reporter

The rest of the country is watching to see how the Kansas Supreme Court will rule on a case involving the state’s Legislature’s allocations for public schools.

Kansas is one of dozens of states where lawsuits are challenging the amount of funding public schools receive.

And as a New York Times Op-Ed piece this week points out, what happens with the Kansas Supreme Court could have national implications.

The concern is that if the Kansas Supreme Court rules that the state has adequately funded public schools there could be a ripple effect, and school funding may be reduced in other states.

The New York Times piece says that 11 states, Kansas, New York, Florida, Texas and California among them, have pending litigation involving school funding.