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Is 'changing formula' code for 'cutting school funding'?

“Many times ‘changing the school-finance formula' is code for 'cutting  school funding,'" state Sen. Jean Schodorf, R-Wichita, wrote in a commentary. She noted that many commissions have struggled with how to develop a fair and equitable formula to fund schools that will fit all the various sizes and shapes of our 289 districts. And she advised voters: "When candidates say that they want to reform school finance, ask them how they will do that and maintain high standards and quality education." So how would GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback do that?