GOP Legislators Apparently Don’t Want More Money Going To Poor Schools
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Judges, beware: Your job may be in jeopardy if you try to promote equal education for all students, according to a Center For American Progress report out Thursday.
The provocative new report outlines four cases — in New Jersey, Alaska, Kansas and Washington — where Republican legislators tried to or threatened to punish judges who ordered that the state give more money to disadvantaged districts. In these cases, lawmakers attempted to halt funding for courts, oust specific judges or restrict judicial authority to avoid providing districts with equal financial resources….