Courting Trouble: Why the Teacher Union’s ‘Adequacy’ Argument Belongs in the Legislature, Not the Courts

Last year the Oklahoma Education Association and three Oklahoma school districts filed an “adequacy and equity” lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma which would require the state legislature to spend an additional $1 billion each year on the operation and maintenance of schools and an additional $3 billion for capital improvements. In a new report entitled “Courting Trouble,” the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs scrutinizes the multi-billion dollar litigation and concludes that education finance is inherently a matter for legislative judgment and doesn’t belong in the courts.

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