Court Weighs How Much School Funding Is Enough
KANSAS CITY, Kan. January 17, 2014 (AP)
By JOHN HANNA Associated Press
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has launched a bold program of tax and spending cuts aimed at making the state more attractive for business, but he’s facing a challenge that threatens his ambitions and that could have implications for other states.
Four school districts and the parents of more than 30 children are suing the state, claiming Kansas has fallen far short of constitutional guarantees for adequately funding its schools. That has set up a momentous state Supreme Court decision, due any day, on whether funding must be increased.