Eagle editorial: Why the difference on school funding?

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Increased funding to KPERS is good, but that “doesn’t put diesel into the bus tank.”

Wichita Eagle
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at 5:21 p.m

How can Gov. Sam Brownback say he increased school funding when school districts point to funding cuts? It’s because Brownback is counting money that school districts can’t spend on educating children.

This is also why a three-judge panel ruled last year that state funding for K-12 education is unconstitutionally low.

For the editorial board, Phillip Brownlee