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Opinion: ‘Thank God for Mississippi’

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By Margie Bradford

Prior to 1990, educators in Kentucky said, “Thank God for Mississippi.” That was because out of 50 states, only Mississippi ranked lower in per-pupil funding for education.

The disparity in funding for school districts that had little tax bases and richer districts was stark. In 1989 several school superintendents brought suit against the Kentucky General Assembly, charging that such disparity in funding was unconstitutional.


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