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Larry Frank - Public School Funding
Larry Frank discusses his involvement in a major Illinois school funding lawsuit (Committee for Educational Rights v Edgar) which was heard by the Illinois Supreme Court in the early-mid 1990’s. This suit dealt with the lack of equity found in Illinois school districts (A Tale of Two Cities). He also addressed his efforts to collect data for the lawsuit, and his meetings with school districts and organizations to develop greater understanding of the statewide school funding problem. In addition, Larry reviews the unsuccessful effort to amend Article X of the State Constitution and the impact of this litigation on future state funding efforts.