In the spring of 1994, a group of school districts in North Carolina investigated the possibility of a lawsuit challenging the State’s school finance system. In fall 2002, we received a favorable decision from the state supreme court regarding the right to a sound basic education, which was followed by a lengthy trial and a largely favorable decision from the trial court. The State appealed, and the appeal process lasted several months. This article contains the background and high points of the litigation and the July 30, 2004, ruling in the case.
Robert H. Tiller,
Litigating Educational Adequacy in North Carolina: A Personal Account of Leandro v. State, 488 S.E.2d 255 (N.C. 1997),
83 Neb. L. Rev.
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