The map below shows school-funding court decisions by state.

Click on a state for education-finance litigation details, recent events, and links to useful resources.

 Click here to learn more about the history of school-funding court decisions.

 

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

 

 

Plaintiff Victory

Defendant (State) Victory

Mixed Results

No Court Decision

The judicial decisions shown on this map are decisions of the state’s highest court (or a non-appealed lower-court decision) that state whether or not elementary and high school students in the particular state have a legally enforceable right, under the state’s constitution, to “equity” or “adequacy” in school funding. The map does not include follow-up cases or compliance decisions, unless they reverse an initial liability ruling. States are listed as having “mixed results” if the courts have issued multiple decisions regarding these constitutional rights (for example, an “equity” decision favoring the plaintiffs and an “adequacy decision” favoring the defendants).

↓↓Scroll down for more school funding information↓↓


Latest Litigation Developments

August 28, 2017

Parties Agree to New Approach for Resolving Long-Pending N. Carolina Case

Signaling a new era in a long-running public school lawsuit, attorneys for the two sides in the 20-year old Leandro v. State of North Carolina case, 488 […]
August 28, 2017

Iowa Court Dismisses Funding Suit

A district court judge in Iowa recently dismissed a case brought by former and current students of the Davenport Community School District who alleged that the […]
August 28, 2017

Oklahoma City Board Votes to File Adequacy Case

Accusing the state legislative leaders of “ignoring their constitutional responsibility to provide textbooks for every child by eliminating funding for instructional materials,” the Oklahoma City Board […]
August 28, 2017

Trial Concluded in New Mexico

After two months of testimony by nearly 80 witnesses, a major adequacy case in New Mexico concluded earlier this month. The trial is expected to last […]
July 13, 2017

NY High Court Denies Motion to Dismiss, but with Modifications

Late last month, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, denied the state’s motion to dismiss the complaint in New Yorkers for Students Educational Rights […]
July 12, 2017

Kansas Supreme Court Will Again Hear Arguments in School Funding Case

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments again next week in the long-pending school funding case of Gannon v. State of Kansas (see Kansas litigation page). In […]