School mediation fizzle not surprising

It’s too bad, but not at all surprising, that mediation talks on the state’s school-funding lawsuit have been unsuccessful. Because of confidentiality agreements, it is unclear whether more meetings are scheduled. But given that the state lost the last lawsuit, then reneged on the funding agreement, then chose to cut taxes rather than restore funding, the case always has seemed headed to the Kansas Supreme Court. And it’s difficult to imagine the high court failing to uphold the lower court’s ruling that state funding is unconstitutionally low.