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Education Law Center
ELC Important Cases
Includes significant current and recent legal cases categorized by topic. Additional cases can be found on the issues pages.
San Antonio Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 1 (1973)
Texas' public education finance system did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause by failing to distribute funding equally among its school districts.
Bd. of Educ. v. Nyquist, 439 N.E.2d 359 (N.Y. 1982)
Statutory provisions for allocation of State aid to local school districts for the maintenance and support of public elementary and secondary education are not violative of the equal protection clause of either the Federal or State Constitution, nor are they unconstitutional under the education article of the N.Y. State Constitution.
Abbott v. Burke, 575 A.2d 359 (N.J. 1990)
"In order to provide a thorough and efficient education in poorer urban districts, the State must assure that their educational expenditures per pupil are substantially equivalent to those of the more affluent suburban districts"