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Should court be like Texas on school funding?

In legal briefs filed this month, attorneys for the state argued that the Kansas Supreme Court should follow the lead of the Texas Supreme Court, which ruled in May that school funding in that state was flawed but satisfied that state’s constitution. “The Texas Supreme Court ultimately held that the plaintiffs had not met their heavy burden of demonstrating that the legislature acted arbitrarily,” the state attorneys argued. But attorneys for Kansas school districts contend that the Texas decision has no bearing because of significant differences between the Texas and Kansas constitutions regarding school funding. – Phillip Brownlee