Knowledge and learning, general diffused throughout a community, being essential to the preservation of a free government; it should be the duty of the General Assembly to encourage, by all suitable means, moral, intellectual scientific, and agricultural improvement; and provide, by law, for a general and uniform system of Common Schools, wherein tuition shall without charge, and equally open to all.
Once again, a state court is being asked to decide if the schools are adequately equipped to meet legislated student achievement standards established by state legislatures.
This from Education Week:
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court will decide a lawsuit that claims the state is violating its constitution by failing to provide enough money for all school children to have a fair chance to learn.
The court was hearing arguments Thursday on the lawsuit. The suit coordinated by the Indiana State Teachers Association was filed in 2006 on behalf of nine children and their families. It claims that the state is not adequately funding schools so they can meet academic standards and performance mandates...