Kansas legislators tackle school funding question

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Monday, April 7, 2014

The Kansas Senate has approved a plan aimed at fixing an unconstitutional funding imbalance between rich and poor school districts.

The Senate voted 23-17 to support a plan that gives local school districts the ability to expand their taxing authority with voter consent but also added controversial proposals promoting school choice and blocking spending on Common Core academic standards.

As the Senate debated its school finance bill late Thursday night, the House fashioned its own proposal, which is expected to be voted on later Thursday morning.

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