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ERIC Number: ED505612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
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New Hampshire's Quest for a Constitutionally Adequate Education. Discussion Paper 06-2
Olabisi, Oyebola
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
A September 8, 2006, ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court that the state's current education financing system is unconstitutional was the latest in a long string of court decisions, legislative responses, and subsequent court opinions that have made school funding one of the state's most contentious issues. This report summarizes how the issue of defining and funding an adequate public education reached this point in New Hampshire. It describes key legal findings and other background behind the string of court decisions defining a constitutional educational system. It examines major education funding bills proposed since the 1997 "Claremont ruling," assessing whether they would likely meet the state's constitutional requirements. Two appendices are included: (1) Key New Hampshire court decisions on education funding; and (2) Key New Hampshire education legislation. (Contains 21 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire