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ERIC Number: ED412597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
State School Finance Litigation: A Summary and an Analysis. [Revised].
Whitney, Terry N.; Verstegen, Deborah A.
State Legislative Report, v22 n3 Jun 1997
In 1997, an active year for school-finance legislation, states responded in a variety of ways to court decisions. This report provides an overview of school-finance legislation for that year. Historically, school-finance suits have focused on the equity and adequacy of state funding, and the decisions handed down in 1997, for the most part, followed that pattern. As school-finance cases are decided on a state-by-state basis, what is deemed constitutional in one state may not be held so in another. Where the state educational-finance system has been upheld, courts have generally said that funding for a minimal basic education system was sufficient. Where the system has been invalidated, courts have called for funding to support high-quality systems. One figure is included. A detailed table summarizes litigation outcomes by state and the status of each state's school-funding system as of June 1997. (LMI)
National Conference of State Legislatures, Book Order Dept., 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202-5140; phone: 303-830-2054.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A