Is School Funding Fair? ELC's National Report Card rates all 50 states on the basis of four separate fairness indicators.
ELC is a founding partner in a non-partisan coalition of education stakeholders whose mission is to bring equity to the distribution of school funding in Nevada.
ELC represents over 300,000 low-income NJ schoolchildren in the Abbott v. Burke litigation. The Abbott decisions have been called the most important equal education rulings since Brown v. Board of Education.
The Kansas Supreme Court recently heard oral argument on the equity issues in the Gannon v. State "suitable" education case, which challenges state funding cuts and changes in how the state distributes funding among districts.
Massachusetts leads the nation in test scores and is one of only four states with fair school funding but sees the need to increase its financial support for public schools in order to provide better and more equitable opportunities for students.
ELC is calling on Attorney General Hoffman, Commissioner Hespe and SDA CEO McKenna to seek additional school construction bonding authority to fulfill the State’s constitutional obligation to complete school facilities projects in the SDA districts.
The trustees and staff of ELC welcome retired NJ Supreme Court Justice Gary Stein, who served with distinction on NJ’s highest court from January 1985 to September 2002, to the ELC Board of Trustees.
In the "Small Cities" school funding lawsuit, the Plaintiff parents and the State agree that the eight districts have not received the $1.1 billion they should have under NY's 2007 Foundation Aid Formula.