Governor Brownback uses the lifetime investment in a grand piano for KCK public school students as a reason to cut school funding. Legally that money is a capital outlay expenditure that can’t be spent on teachers.
The budget crisis is the result of slashed income taxes on businesses in Kansas not public school spending.
The court will most certainly overturn the governor’s efforts to undo proposed cuts to equity funding for schools. What is proposed flies in face of the constitutional mandate to fund public education.
The state has just been found again to be UNDERFUNDING the schools. This translates into a proposal to further cut the schools.