To the editor:
Most of us are aware that one requirement for good schools is a sound economic base. It’s not clear that Gov. Brownback and his advisers are aware that the converse is also true; the Kansas economy will not flourish without good schools.
As staunch defenders of the Constitution, they must be aware that the government “shall provide for intellectual, educational, vocational and scientific improvement by establishing and maintaining public schools…” Nowhere does the Constitution mandate the business interests shall be served above all others or that Kansas shall be made an optimal place for the Koch brothers and their ilk to do business and not pay taxes.
Our founding parents would presumably have seen the injustice of factory workers paying taxes while the owners pay none, if they could have imaged such an absurdity.