This is not where we want to be on this list.
Kansas made deeper cuts to K-12 education in recent years than almost any other state. This has serious implications for educational quality, economic growth and local property taxes. Local school districts have seen state aid drop by 13.2% since 2008 (the fiscal year just prior to the recession) after adjusting for inflation. In dollar terms, Kansas cut more than all but seven states over that time. Can Kansas really afford a tax plan that continues the divestment in our schools?