The Kansas Supreme Court says the state is not funding public schools fairly and has given the Legislature until the end of June to fix the problem.
Republican Sen. Jeff Melcher criticized Thursday's ruling.
“It’s not unexpected. It’s essentially a temper tantrum by the courts to push their political will on the Legislature. It’s one of those things where ‘give us the money or the kid gets it,’” Melcher says.
Democratic Rep. Jim Ward of Wichita says lawmakers should immediately start working to address the problem.