Fund-A-Need to help public education

Since tax support is not able to fund all the resources that are needed for a top-notch education, Fund-A-Need offers insight into classroom needs as seen by teachers. Whether you are a parent, alum, staff, or an interested donor, simply click here to see what is needed or to make your gift.

 

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Kansas and public education funding

From the New York Times

By DAVID SCIARRA
and WADE HENDERSON

January 7, 2014

KANSAS, like every state, explicitly guarantees a free public education in its Constitution, affirming America’s founding belief that only an educated citizenry can preserve democracy and safeguard individual liberty and freedom.

And yet in recent years Kansas has become the epicenter of a new battle over the states’ obligation to adequately fund public education. Even though the state Constitution requires that it make “suitable provision” for financing public education, Gov. Sam Brownback and the Republican-led Legislature have made draconian cuts in school spending, leading to a lawsuit that now sits before the state Supreme Court. Continue reading

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