March 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Kansas views on school-funding ruling, switching parties, medical school funding

School funding – The Kansas Supreme Court’s school-finance ruling cast a bright light on the Legislature’s willful failure to meet its funding obligations to poorer school districts and their students. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision gives lawmakers until July 1 to correct the inequities they’ve created. That can best be done by restoring the “equalization aid” at an annual cost of about $129 million. Kansas lawmakers shouldn’t have to be forced to do the right thing. Their deliberate policy of unjustly shortchanging students in poorer school districts must end now.

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