Brownback has failed Kansas on Education

Brownback’s own budgets created an imbalance in equity funding for our schools.

Instead of restoring funding cuts to education when the economy began to recover, Brownback chose to give tax cuts to those who need it least at the expense of hardworking, middle class families and small business owners.

SAM BROWNBACK HAS FAILED KANSAS ON EDUCATION.

Brownback’s own budgets created an imbalance 
in equity funding for our schools.
The Kansas Supreme Court recently declared the state’s school equity funding unconstitutional, and Brownback has blamed previous governors for the problem. But equity funding rose in the two years before Brownback’s administration, and his first budget cut those funds by 12 percent. He’s left it there since. (Want to see the proof? See Governor’s Fiscal 2014 Budget Report, Vol. I, page 116. The equity funding is the sum of “Supplemental State Aid (LOB)” and “Capital Outlay Aid.”)

Instead of restoring funding cuts to education when the economy began to recover, Brownback chose to give tax cuts to those who need it least at the expense of hardworking, middle class families and small business owners.
In recent years, Brownback’s tax policies have put more dollars into the pockets of the wealthy, while Kansas students have suffered one of the largest per-pupil funding cuts in the nation. (See the evidence in this report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.)

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