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Education Report: Should Judges Be Deciding How Much Money to Spend in Classrooms? - The Local Show

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Published on Jan 24, 2013

You probably don't realize how much time is spent trying to figure out how to pay for education in Kansas and Missouri.

Did you know for instance, that in Kansas last year, 62 percent of the entire budget went to fund schools and universities? It's so important that even the courts have got involved setting up one of the most contentious fights in this legislative session.

But should judges be telling lawmakers how much they should be spending in the classroom? As Sam Zeff reports, its an issue you could soon be deciding at the ballot box as the clash over education funding turns into a battle over how the state picks its judges.

Lead funding of KCPT'S reporting of education issues is funded in part by a generous grant from the Kauffman Foundation and additional civic funders.

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