December 18, 2011 12:00 AM

Reason to be wary

If Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration can hold school districts harmless while giving them more funding flexibility and also ending the cycle of school-finance litigation, it will deserve high praise. But can it? And is it fair to lock in funding after several years of cuts totaling $653 per pupil have forced districts to slash programs and teaching jobs? Wichita’s USD 259 and other urban districts have reason to be wary.

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