Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Wednesday to “respond aggressively and appropriately to any action taken by the Kansas Supreme Court to close our schools.” That sounded like a threat to defy the court order to equitably fund public schools. That would be a terrible mistake – both politically for Brownback and GOP legislators and for the well-being of Kansas teachers and schoolkids. Instead of making threats, Brownback needs to call a special legislative session to resolve the funding inequity as soon as possible. – Phillip Brownlee
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