ERIC Number: ED387862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
State School Finance Litigation: A Summary and Analysis.
Whitney, Terry N.; Crampton, Faith E.
State Legislative Report, v20 n9 Jul 1995
Thirteen cases involving state school-finance litigation were decided in 1994. Of these 13 decisions, 6 state systems were found to be unconstitutional. This document describes state litigation involving school finance for 1994-95. A review of cases finds that states have manifested a variety of responses to court decisions. Most suits turn on the equity and adequacy of state funding, and the decisions handed down in 1994 followed that pattern for the most part. However, no particular pattern could be identified to determine how courts decided the constitutionality of educational finance systems. Finally, rulings were made in 1995 on long-standing litigation in New York, Tennessee, and Texas. One table highlights the status of school-finance litigation for 1994-95. Contains a 13-item list of state legislature reports. (LMI)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Finance Reform, School District Wealth, State Courts
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
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