Some question whether Kansas school finance proposal would survive legal challenge

Dec. 19, 2011
Governor proposes new way to distribute state aid for school districts

From The Lawrence Journal-World: Some educators and legislators in Kansas doubt that Gov. Sam Brownback's proposed changes to the state's school funding formula would survive a court challenge. Skeptics question how the plan would promise modest increases in state aid to dozens of rural districts with fewer than 500 students while providing no additional dollars to the state’s largest districts and schools with 75 percent of Kansas’ students. Others don’t think his administration’s promise to prevent any district from seeing its aid drop is good enough to ensure an adequate education everywhere. His proposal to eliminate state limits on local property taxes also is drawing criticism.

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