Monday, September 25, 2006

Thank you Topeka Capital-Journal

I've been known to disagree with the Topeka Capital-Journal, and when it happens I'm not shy about expressing my disagreement (as respectfully as possible). That said, the Capital-Journal isn't always wrong and I DO try to give credit where it is due. (Case in point: I thanked them in my letter "No Deadbeat" in Feb. 2004).
Now I would like to thank the Capital-Journal for it's work to expose a group called, "Schools for Fair Funding".

In the recent school finance fiasco, 19 School Districts and several attorneys formed a so-called "non-profit" organization that sued Kansas (well, just every KS taxpayer) for more money. Ironically, one of the state's worst Judges (Bullock "the Hutt") presided over that case. The Topeka Capital-Journal explains it in their articles, "Kline tells group to open funding records" (8-19-06), "Money spread beyond courtroom" (9-03-06), and "CJ's lawsuit draws fire" (9-15-06).

Does anyone else smell the odor coming from "Schools for Fair Funding"? *Sniff* it kinda smells *sniff* like ...

As a "non-profit" organization that used public money, "Schools for Fair Funding" is legally and ethically obligated to explain how much money it received and what it did with that money. Instead it seems they would rather withhold that information and continue using the court system to play legal games with the people of Kansas.

Thank you, Topeka Capital-Journal, for helping defend the rights of The People in this matter.

Thomas Lessman

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