Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Education Law Center just issued a year-end round up of all the significant developments in school finance litigation for 2013. The Center indicates that the leading cases for the year are those out of Kansas and Washington. Cases in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, New York and Texas are nearing trial. California and Rhode Island have cases on appeal. South Carolina still awaits a decision from its supreme court and North Carolina is returning to the trial court, after a recent loss before its supreme court. More details on each here. Contrary to my worries a few years ago, the great recession slowed school finance litigation for a few years, but it did not end it. In fact, many courts and cases are pressing ahead and recapturing ground lost since 2008.