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The Latest: Kansas lawmaker sees prayer, Bible as school fix
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on increasing school funding to meet a court mandate (all times local):2:50 p.m. A conservative Kansas lawmaker is suggesting that problems facing public schools aren't a matter of money but a shift away from God in recent decades. Republican Rep. Randy Garber, of Sabetha, argued Saturday during a 13-minute speech on a school funding bill that problems with society and public education stem from U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the early 1960s declaring school-sponsored prayer and Bible reading unconstitutional. Garber concluded his speech by telling his colleagues: "If we don't fix society, we won't fix our schools."