The Ottawa Herald
11/1/2013

BROWNBACK: Responding to New York Times education critics



[Editor’s note: The following is Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s response to an Oct. 13 New York Times editorial, “Shortchanging Kansas Schoolchildren.”

The New York Times would not allow The Herald to republish its editorial in full, but the opinion piece’s main argument read, “In signing a five-year, $3.7 billion tax cut, Gov. Sam Brownback took the position that cutting taxes did more to create jobs than meeting per-student aid formulas. That dodgy rationale was argued in the [Kansas] Supreme Court ... when a group of school districts and parents sued for their fair share of aid under the state Const ...