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House Republicans Outlines Agree To Fund Poor Schools, But With A Catch

Kansas House Republicans have outlined a plan that fully funds aid to poor school districts... but ties the money to policy changes that expand parents' choices on where to send their children to school.

The bill provides an additional $129 million dollars to poor school districts, in compliance with a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling in an education funding lawsuit.

The bill also includes measures like:

  •  Tax credits for contributing to education scholarship funds for private schools.
  •   A new income tax deduction for contributions for charter schools.
  •  A less restrictive law for setting up new charter schools.