ON-Lion Letter
Lawsuits challenging the adequacy of various school-financing mechanisms have been filed in a majority of states, but little good evidence about their impact on students has been gathered to date.

In a new Education Next Book, Courting Failure:  How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges' Good Intentions and Harm Our Children, edited by Eric Hanushek, recent judicial decisions and actions in these lawsuits and their impact on student outcomes are assessed.  The assessments show that court involvement in school finance is, in fact, not beneficial to student performance.

Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University in California and a member of its Koret Task Force on K-12 Education.  He is also a member of the U.S. Department of Education's National Board for Education Sciences.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports Education Next, a quarterly journal published by Hoover.
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