A lesson in Kansas Austerity that's earning more than a bit of pushback: A member of a group that advocates for Kansas schools is walking 60 miles to Topeka to talk to lawmakers about improved funding. The Merriam, Ks. mom of three is a member of "Game On for Kansas Schools." More . . . "She's angered by several legislative proposals, including one to amend the Kansas constitution to give the legislature sole authority to determine funding for public schools, thereby cutting out the courts."