The good news is that Kansas ranked 13th nationally in terms of the transparency of its public education spending, according to a report by the Cato Institute (a libertarian-leaning think tank that advocates for school choice). The not-so-good news is that it received only a C-plus grade. Cato said that the Kansas State Department of Education website was easy to navigate and provided 10 years of expenditure data, but that some of the information lacked detail, including data on total salary expenditures and pensions.
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