Friday, April 24, 2015

Kansas schools expecting greenbacks instead got the shaft from Brownback

Here is another post by Steve Benen at MSNBC/Rachel Maddow Show. He reports on Kansas schools that cannot stay open the entire school year thanks to Brownback's treatment of the Kansas budget.

Six school districts in Kansas will close early this year, following budget cuts signed in March by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Two school districts, Concordia Unified School District and Twin Valley Unified School District, announced earlier this month that they would end the year early because they lacked the funds to keep the schools open. This week, four more districts confirmed they would also shorten their calendars, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

And as we joked a few weeks ago, nothing says "21st-century super power" like American schools closing early because a state can’t afford to keep the lights on.

And, as I noted yesterday, Benen characterized the GOP plans for Kansas as a bottom-up redistribution of wealth. He repeats that observation.

With the latest projections painting an even uglier financial picture for Kansas, the Republican-run state government is eyeing possible tax hikes, most of which are regressive ideas that would burden the poor more than the wealthy.

Now with more time on her hands due to a shortened school year, Dorothy addresses Mr. Brownback: it must be Kansas, Bozo.

Il Duce, beware. Kansas is closing in fast on crAZy's status as winner of the Race to the Bottom.

No comments:

Post a Comment