Kansas already like Texas on underfunding schools

It turns out Kansas is already like Texas – at least on underfunding schools. A three-judge panel in Topeka ruled last month that Kansas’ school funding was unconstitutionally low. A Texas judge ruled this week that Texas wasn’t providing enough money to schools or distributing it fairly. Rather than increase funding, some Kansas lawmakers think they can prevent such rulings by amending the state constitution. But school attorney John Robb of Newton said that such an amendment likely would lead to more lawsuits.