ERIC Number: ED326968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Constitutionality of the K-12 Funding System in Illinois. Volume II: 1990 Supplement, with a Note on "Abbott v. Burke." MacArthur-Spencer Series Number 15.
Franklin, David L.; And Others
The results of new and/or continued litigation challenging the constitutionality of state school financial systems since the publication of the first volume of this study, which examined the history of such litigation from 1912-1971, are presented in this second volume. Recent cases illustrate two trends: the increase in the number and expediency of judicial cases; and the use of adequacy and efficiency as new major lines of reasoning. Analysis of cases is applied to the Illinois system of state aid, and common characteristics are identified and used to predict the likely outcome of a similar challenge to the Illinois judicial system. Appendices include information on upheld and overturned state school finance systems and a note on "Abbott v. Burke." (41 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Protection, Financial Policy, State Courts
Center for the Study of Educational Finance, 340 DeGarno Hall, Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL 61761.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for the Study of Educational Finance.
Note: Part of the MacArthur/Spencer Special Series on Illinois School Finance. For Volume I, see ED 295 293.