Forum on the History of School Funding and the Solution in the Context of the 25thAnniversary of the 1997 Ohio Supreme Court Ruling That the System is Unconstitutional
State officials have an opportunity to fix school funding with the Cupp/Patterson Fair School Funding Plan.
The public needs to demand a fix. Join the conversation!
Thursday, March 24, 2022 — 7pm ET
William Phillis, Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding
Former State Representative John Patterson
On March 24, 1997 the Ohio Supreme Court issued its first DeRolph decision and ruled that
Ohio’s system of public school funding is unconstitutional. Twenty-five years later, public
education advocates are still at work trying to secure funding legislation that makes a high
quality education possible in every community.
Join us as leaders of those efforts offer a history lesson on school funding and what the
DeRolph case tells us will make funding legal, an update on the recent progress yet
unfinished work of the Fair School Funding Plan, and direction on what we can all do to
secure a lasting solution.
Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, Ohio Conference of the NAACP,
Ohio PTA, Ohio Education Association, Ohio Federation of
Teachers, League of United Latin American Citizens -Ohio,
Ohio Council of Churches
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