Wichita Eagle: Brace yourself for anti-court campaign
BY DAVIS MERRITT
Thursday’s special session of the Legislature may result in a temporarily curative response to the Kansas Supreme Court’s order about public school funding – or not.
But this is certain: It will be a landmark in a long, ill-conceived campaign to persuade voters to dismiss four of the five justices who face retention votes in November.
The campaign will have heft behind it far beyond the anemic persuasive powers of failed legislators held in disdain by about 70 percent of Kansans. Look for Koch-backed groups to drive the issue, joined by an unsettling number of people who believe that public education is an unnecessary drain on the economy and their pocketbooks.