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By Jane Fowler Morse

Examines the felony and political information of college investment reform in ny, Vermont, and Ontario.

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After Levittown, its companion, and the civil rights cases, some of which were brought concurrently, did not obtain favorable rulings in the state upper courts, the strategy of school finance litigation changed from making equity claims to making adequacy claims, sometimes combined with civil rights claims. Campaign for Fiscal Equity and Paynter both included a civil rights portion, which went unrecognized by the courts. The 1995 ruling by New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals allowed Campaign for Fiscal Equity v.

Unfortunately, the right of minorities to an equitable education has become more difficult to protect, despite Brown, since the Rodriguez court refused to accord education constitutional protection as a fundamental right. Jurists, scholars, and legal writers have suggested that an implicit right to an education could be construed as supporting explicit rights granted in the constitution, such as the right to participate in the political process, the right to due process, or the right to equal protection of the laws.

The school-to-prison pipeline is the result. Lacking: The Political Will to Reform School Finance Reform The political will to remedy social injustice seems to be lacking, although people express outrage at the status quo. Part of this is the lack of will to fix inequitable school funding. The courts have failed to enforce equal educational opportunity under the equal protection clause, following Brown, or under the due process clause, following Bolling v. Sharpe. Many factors contribute to the lack of political will.

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