Supreme Court Should Dismiss Gannon for Lack of Rose Measurement and False Spending Premise
In 2014, in Gannon v. State of Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court determined that the adequacy of the state’s education finance system is met when students meet or exceed the Rose standards. The Court is now ready to hear arguments as to the adequacy of school funding.
Pursuant to the arguments, the attorneys for the plaintiffs in Gannon have filed a legal brief contending that the funding mechanism is inadequate. They claim low assessment scores provide evidence that Rose standards have not been met and, therefore, more money should be spent on K-12 public education.
However, there are two central issues that place the Court in no position to determine that the finance system is inadequate and order an increase in K-12 funding.