Educational Adequacy Litigation in the American South: 1973-2009
Secondary and Middle Grades Education
The article discusses the educational adequacy litigation in southern states of U.S. including Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida. The educational adequacy litigation for the state of Alabama started in the year 1978 and the Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program filed a case against the state's policy of education funding at the Court of Montgomery County, Albama. The Supreme Court of Arkansas in the year 1983, declared the educational funding system of the state unfair and deficient in fulfilling the needs of the students. It mentions that the state of Florida has undergone various lawsuits for insufficient funding for education with the latest being Coalition for Adequacy and Fairness in School Funding v. Chiles filed in the year 1995.
Peabody Journal of Education
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Dishman, M., & Redish, T. (2010). Educational adequacy litigation in the American south: 1973-2009. Peabody Journal of Education, 85(1), 16-31. doi:10.1080/01619560903523664.