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Robert Lenz - Public School Funding
Robert Lenz discusses his involvement in a major Illinois school funding case (Committee for Educational Rights v Edgar), which went through the Illinois courts in the early-mid 1990’s. This unsuccessful lawsuit dealt with the disparity and lack of equity funding in Illinois school districts. Lenz also reviews the unsuccessful effort to amend Article X of the State Constitution, and the impact the 1990s funding litigation had on future state funding efforts.