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Kansas educators upset over school funding bill
Kansas educators upset over school funding bill

It seemed like a victory for Kansas educators when the state Supreme Court ruled last month that Kansas had created "unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities" among its school districts, and ordered the state to remedy the problem by July 1. But the way the state has gone about complying with that decision leaves some educators feeling that they may be losing as much as they gain. A school funding bill, passed by the Legislature after lengthy negotiations, awaits the signature of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. It finds money to increase state aid to poorer districts, but also takes away aid to at-risk and non-proficient students. It also ends due process for public school teachers...

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