Thinking About Today's Supreme Court Lesson In Kansas Income Redistribution
Newsies made a big deal over a Kansas Supreme Court ruling on education funding today that offers a bit of push back on typical Red State economic disparity.
Check the round-up:
New York Times: Court Orders Kansas Legislature to Spend More on Schools
KCUR: Kansas Supreme Court Rules School Funding Formula Unconstitutional
KMBC: Kansas high court says state is inadequately funding public schools
KCTV5: Kansas Supreme Court: Change school aid formula and study whether to spend morel
AP in The Kansan: "In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas' poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession."
This one didn't really turn our crank here @ TKC because it doesn't do much right way . . . Orders to study aren't as groundbreaking some might suggest.
However . . .
What this means in practical terms is more taxes for Kansas and poorer school districts from urban to rural can now set their sights on all of the that Golden Ghetto tax cash that's mostly wasted on an army of future middle-mangers coming out Johnson County public schools. Moreover, income disparity and the growing divide betwixt rich and poor is FINALLY starting to have consequences in the Midwest as the first rounds of class-warfare are being decided in the courts.
Developing . . .