School funding case holds the key for Kansas

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January 10
The Kansas City Star

The direction of Kansas school funding hinges on a single word.

What is “suitable” state support for local schools?

 The Kansas Supreme Court is pondering a case that turns on the state constitutional mandate to “make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state.”
 Its ruling, which could come any day, will focus on whether the Kansas Legislature reneged on a promise made eight years ago to pump up aid to public classrooms and live up to the Kansas Constitution.
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