Chicago Urban League Sues State Over Education Funding System

Shields, Yvette
August 2008
Bond Buyer;8/22/2008, Vol. 365 Issue 32946, p5
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The article reports on the lawsuit filed by civil rights organization Chicago Urban League against Illinois and the state Board of Education over the state's school funding system. The organization challenged the constitutionality of the funding system because of its heavy reliance on property taxes which in violation to several statutes. The lawsuit questions the method for raising and distributing education funds to local school districts and the state board's implementation of the system.


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