Supreme Court suspect of education plan, presses challengers on funding solution

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Kansas Supreme Court justices on Tuesday dubiously greeted the state’s new education finance plan even while pressing the attorney for the plaintiff school districts about whether more money would improve student achievement.

Some justices questioned whether the new five-year, $525 million plan approved by the Legislature was sufficient to adequately fund schools, suggesting that the money appropriated by lawmakers wasn’t being funneled into the system fast enough.

Justice Dan Biles pushed the state attorneys hard, quizzing them about how the money allocated this year would be adequate five years from now.

“You’re funding today’s number . . .

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