Kansas, Washington Supreme Courts have hard time forcing legislatures to fund public schools

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Daarel Burnette II covers state education policy for Education Week

Years of threats from state supreme courts in Kansas and Washington have bought those states’ perennial school funding battles to a head this year, and legislatures in both states have considered special sessions to get the justices off their backs.
State courts have had an increasingly difficult time in recent years forcing legislatures to increase funding for school districts.

“What would they do if legislators say no?


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