Great explanation of current school funding and related issues

Please read and share this article. It explains what’s at stake. Every Kansan who cares about public schools should have their eyes wide open.
“The Legislature‚Äôs failure to adequately pay for public education is a long-running Kansas story. The Supreme Court in 2005 ordered lawmakers to put more money into school financing. Conservatives bitterly decried the ruling, but finally settled on increasing allocations for three years until they were funding schools by an additional $755 million annually.
The state kept its word for two school years. Then the recession hit. Starting in the 2009 school year, Kansas cut funding to its elementary and secondary schools by more than $500 million. After rising to a high of $4,438 per pupil in the 2008-09 school year, base state aid is now $3,812.”
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