School funding plaintiffs: New education finance bill unconstitutional

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A new law allocating $536 million more to education over five years continues the Legislature's pattern of underfunding Kansas schools, the plaintiffs in the state's school-funding lawsuit argued today.

In briefs filed Monday with the state Supreme Court, attorneys for the school districts challenging the adequacy of education funding say the new law provides an amount equal to about $252 million during  the next five years when inflation is considered.

As a benchmark, the attorneys use the state's education consultants . . .

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