Kansas Court Faces $1 Billion Question on School Funding
- SCHOOL FINANCINIG IN OHIO YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW: SEARCHING FOR A "THOROUGH AND EFFICIENT" SYSTEM OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. // Case Western Reserve Law Review;Spring2007, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p671
The article discusses the school-financing system and the proposed changes. The state's system of funding public schools is a program with several provisions modifying its funding formula. It was found that the state's funding for public schools violated the Thorough and Efficient Clause of the...
- Kansas School Finance Case Goes Before State High Court. Carroll, Catherine A. // Education Week;9/8/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p30
The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments last week in the state's school funding lawsuit, Montoy v. State of Kansas. Two school districts filed the suit in 1999, and Shawnee County District Court Judge Terry L. Bullock ruled in December that the state system of financing public schools was...
- Plaintiffs File Appeal In Maine Voucher Case. Johnston, Robert c. // Education Week;10/27/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p26
This article reports that plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to allow Maine families to use publicly financed vouchers at religious schools are taking their case to the state's supreme court. An appeal filed October 18 seeks to overturn a Cumberland County Superior Court's decision this month...
- Mass. School Funding Comes Up Short, Judge Rules. Gehring, John // Education Week;5/5/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 34, p25
A Massachusetts judge ruled last week that while the state has spent billions of dollars on K-12 education over the past decade and has successfully set rigorous academic standards, the state must do more to help students from low-income families in its poorest districts. The 358-page decision...
- Betrayed Principals. Garza, Mariel // Reason;Jan2000, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p12
Reports on the changes that the public school system in the United States has undergone due to legal concerns. Staple activities that have been curtailed; Statistical information on litigations faced by the schools.
- One Nation Under God? // Weekly Reader News - Senior;11/21/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 13, p4
Reports on a controversy over the U.S. Pledge of Alliance. Background on a lawsuit concerning the recital of the pledge in public schools; Information on a lower court ruling on the case; Criticisms against the lower court's decision. INSET: History of the Pledge.
- Co-Rechting West Virginia's Schools. Hazi, Helen M. // Educational Leadership;Mar1985, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p75
Focuses on the Pauley versus Bailey case which challenged the quality of public education in West Virginia. Facts of the lawsuit filed by Janet Pauley; Response of lawmakers to the case; Reaction of state educators; Information on the opposition of the West Virginia Education Project.
- Judges Reject 'Parental Rights' Simpson, Michael D. // NEA Today;Nov2003, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p20
Presents a sampling of federal court decisions regarding complaints of parental rights violation by public school officials across the U.S. Background on the cases; Basis of the decision of a second circuit court of appeals in Connecticut in June 2003; Rejection of a lawsuit seeking monetary...
- Austin Independent School District Joins 'Robin Hood' Suit. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;10/1/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31731, p39
Reports on the election of board of trustees for the Austin Independent School District to join in a lawsuit against school finance formula in Texas. Representation of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit by law firms Bracewell and Patterson LLP and Haynes and Boone LLP; Schedule of the hearing by the...