When you add up classroom spending from the state, local taxes and the federal government, many schools are still in a tight spot. Under that measure, total classroom funding in Kansas is up since 2009. It dipped during the recession, but now it has topped the 2009 number. But if you adjust for inflation, classroom funding is down by a big chunk since 2009 -- by hundreds of million of dollars.
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