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ERIC Number: ED042243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 16
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Law and Equal Rights for Educational Opportunity.
White, Sharon
Arguing violation of the equal protection clause of Federal and State constitutions, court actions in several States have challenged the method of financing public education. The issues raised concern interdistrict differentials in assessed valuation of properties. These differentials result in lower per-pupil funds for urban and rural districts even though these districts are taxing to the maximum allowable. Defendants admit inequalities, but assert that courts have neither the powers nor the skills needed to equalize education. To date, no court has found these financing inequalities to be unconstitutional. (JF)
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Note: This paper borrows heavily from an article to be published in the Wisconsin Review entitled: "Intrastate Inequalities in Public Education: A Case for Judicial Release Under the Equal Protection Clause." by John Silard and Sharon White