Saturday, September 18

Kansas school funding at record level

From Kansas Policy Institute.

School Funding Sets New Records in 2013

By Dave Trabert

Against a backdrop of a school lawsuit claiming taxpayer support of public education is insufficient, the Kansas Department of Education announced last week that taxpayers set new records for total dollar support and for per-pupil support.

Adjusted for inflation and enrollment, funding increased by 35 percent over the last fifteen years, while student achievement on independent national tests is generally unchanged.