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Lawyers Make Closing Arguments in School Lawsuit

judges chalmersAttorney Arthur Chalmers speaks before a panel of judges in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)A panel of district court judges in Topeka heard closing arguments today (WED) in a lawsuit over state education funding. Attorney Alan Rupe (“roop”) represents a group of school districts, students and parents suing the state. He says lawmakers aren’t living up to promises to increase school spending and some students aren’t receiving an adequate education.

The attorney representing the state, Arthur Chalmers, would not comment after the hearing. But he argued the state had to trim funding in response to a recession. He said an adequate education is available for students because schools meet accreditation standards. It could be more than two months before judges issue a ruling.


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