Wichita Eagle editorial hits nail on the head

We agree completely! “Some of the Republicans who control the Kansas House thought it would be smart to try to turn an easy school-funding fix into an epic ideological conquest. Bad idea. . .
[O]ther policy issues still could unnecessarily complicate passage of the essential funding bill and invite push-back from the courts. . .
Senate leaders also may combine the restored funding with new initiatives. Such bundling fits the worrisome legislative trend of holding money hostage to policy reforms – as exemplified by the Senate-passed bill linking crucial funding for the Kansas court system to unwise and unsupported judicial branch restructuring. In an Eagle commentary last week, Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss called that link ‘glaring’ and questioned whether the ‘package deal’ was true to the will of the people.
The same question should be asked about the education reforms coveted by some conservatives and the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has model legislation identical to the charter school language in the House bill.”

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/03/23/3359807/eagle-editorial-school-equity.html#storylink=cpy

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