Arizona Supreme Court: Charters not entitled to same public ed funding

| June 17, 2015

By Allie Gross • EducationDIVE

The Arizona Supreme Court (on June 11) has dismissed a request to review a lower court’s previous opinion that the state’s education funding formula is constitutional despite the fact that charter schools do not get the same amount of funding as traditional school districts.

Parents and charter school advocacy organizations in the state had filed a lawsuit claiming Arizona’s school funding formula was unconstitutional for violating the requirement of a general and uniform public school system.

The court of appeals ruling in Novemeber stated that the fact that charter schools provide students with free, adequate education is enough to satisfy the law regardless of whether their funding is equal to traditional public school districts.

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