In pre-State of the State remarks, Brownback sought common ground with school superintendents

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Peter Hancock 

January 15, 2014

TOPEKA – A few hours before his State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Sam Brownback addressed a gathering of school superintendents in an effort to find some kind of common ground, or at least mutual respect.

At the same time, though, he acknowledged that he has a different view than most of the education community of what has happened to school funding in the three years he’s been in office.

“I’ve been saying every year that I’ve been in office, we’ve put more money in K-12. And we have,” Brownback told the Council of Superintendents. “Your experience has been, ‘I’ve gotten less money,’ which is true.”