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Mark Tallman
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Part of 3 of 3 on new state revenues estimates, long-term economic and state revenues trends, and what it means for school funding. Today: Kansas K-12 funding is declining compared to past share of state personal income, other states and annual growth.

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Part 2 of 3 on new revenue estimates: impact of changes in Kansas tax policy on state revenues.

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New post part 1: Kansas has been experiences historically low income growth since the great recession, despite tax policies designed to boost the economy. Tomorrow: impact on tax revenues; Wednesday: how low growth and tax policy has weakened education funding.

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I've corrected the heading of the first chart on employee to manager ratio.

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KS Education Key Fact: district administrative costs and the private sector.

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Today's post show the breakdown of school district staffing changes among direct educators, support staff and administration.

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My new blog post shows have Kansas school funding patterns have changed since 2000.

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School districts have shifted operating dollars to instruction and instruction and students support, and away from administration, maintenance, transportation and food service.

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A new report shows Kansas education funding is falling behind other states, and KASB research shows the highest achieving states are among those with the largest funding increases.

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New blog explains differences school district operating and capital/debt funds,and why districts can't switch between.
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