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March 4, 2014 5:11 PM

Steve Rose — End the local cap on spending, Topeka, and let schools increase per-pupil spending

How is it that the Shawnee Mission School District can buy $20 million in high-tech equipment for all of its 27,000 students and teachers, when the district has had to eliminate 450 full-time positions over the past several years due to a chronic budget crunch?

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