Chapter 1: Determining adequacy: How courts are redefining state responsibility for educational finance, goals, and accountability. This essay compiles information from twenty-six states with educational adequacy court decisions. In these decisions, courts are asked to declare their state's finance system unconstitutional because it is inadequate to provide a basic quality education to all students. Although educational funding is the major component of the adequacy court decisions, this work also identifies educational goals and accountability as important elements of a state's duty to supply an adequate education to all students.1.4.3 - Accountability The third component of adequacy discussed by the courts is accountability. This concept demands that states not only provide high standards and sufficient funding for education, but that they also are held responsible foranbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays on Education Law and Policy: State Court Definitions of Educational Adequacy; The No Child Left Behind Act Unfunded Mandate Debate; and Conceptions of Equal Educational Opportunity for Students with Disabilities Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act|
|Author||:||Regina R. Umpstead|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|