ERIC Number: ED334659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
School Finance Litigation: A Renewed Impulse for Reforms.
This document analyzes the highlights of school finance litigation, including early attempts at convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to declare education as a fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S. constitution, and recent arguments that have shifted the responsibility for delivering education entirely to the states. Cases described include: (1) "Serrano v. Priest"; (2) "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez; (3) "Robinson v. Cahill"; (4) "Lujan v. Colorado State Board of Education"; (5) "Pauley v. Kelly"; (6) "Britt v. North Carolina"; (7) "Abbot v. Burke"; (8) "Kukor v. Grover"; (9) "Dupree v. Alma School District No. 30"; (10) "Edgewood Independent School District v. Kirby"; (11) "Helena Elementary School and (12) "Rose v. Council for Better Education." Traditional applications of state constitution equal protection provisions and decisions made regarding funding disparities are explored. Appended are a list of significant litigation that challenged state education finance systems and a National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys Audio Tape Library Order Form, Publications Order Form, and membership information request form. (CLA)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Financial Problems, Legal Responsibility, Politics of Education, Property Taxes, School Funds, School Law, State Federal Aid, State School District Relationship, Tax Allocation
Publications, National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Order No. 06-129; $15.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.