Possible higher-ed cuts

| Marcus Clem editor in chief | Kansas educators are nervously waiting as the state’s highest court of appeal decides how much money to provide to public schools. If more money is mandated, Pittsburg State’s funding could be in the lurch. The Kansas Supreme Court will nominally have the final say on the level of money that K-12 school districts should be allocated. What has so many on edge is the possibility that the court will rule for up to $500 million more in funding for K-12 education. The case, Gannon v. Kansas, is the third court battle between public school interests and the state government of the last 20 years. A district court last…

Pending budget cuts cause ‘concern’

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter Massive state income tax cuts signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback earlier this year have created a need to slash spending in Topeka. As a public university and a member of the Kansas Board of Regents highe order levitra r education system, Pittsburg State is in part funded through the budgetary process. While Brownback has promised to protect education, it is prudent for Pittsburg State to plan for a tight state budget that could affect the university, says university President Steve Scott. “Some people believe that it is going to be devastating,” Scott said. “There are others who believe that it is going to cause the state economy to…