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Baker, B. D. (2017). How money matters for schools. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

Carter, P. L., & Weiner, K. G. (2013). Closing the opportunity gap: What America must do to give every child an even chance. New York: Oxford University Press.

Darling-Hammond, L. (2019). Investing for student success: Lessons from state school finance reforms. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

Rice, J. K. (2015). Investing in equal opportunity: What would it take to build the balance wheel?. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center.


Abbott v. Burke, 100 N.J. 269, 495 A.2d 376 (1985).

Baker, B. D., Farrie, D., & Scriarra, D. (2018). Is school funding fair? A national report card (7th edition). Newark, NJ: Education Law Center.

Burnette, II, D. (2019a). Breaking down the where & why of K-12 spending. Education Week, 59(6), 12-17.

Burnette, II, D. (2019b). Educators’ money jitters never far below surface. Education Week, 59(6), 3-4.

California Department of Education. (2019). Local control funding formula overview. Retrieved from

Campaign for Fiscal Equity Inc. v. State of New York et al., 100 N.Y.2d 893 (2003).

Darling-Hammond, L. (2019). Investing for student success: Lessons from state school finance reforms. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

Disare, M. (2018, March 29). Here’s the education lawsuit that helped motivate Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor. Chalkbeat, Retrieved from www.chalkbeat. org/posts/ny/2018/03/29/heres-the-education-lawsuit-that-helped-motivate-cynthia-nixons-run-for-governor/

EdBuild. (2019). $23 billion, Jersey City, NJ: Author. Retrieved from https://

Edgewood Independent School District v. Kirby 777 S.W.2d. 391 (Tex. 1989).

Education Law Center. (2019). State profiles. Retrieved from https://

Education Week Research Center. (2019). We asked about school finance. What did districts say? Education Week, 39(fi), 5—8.

Farrie, D., Kim, R., & Sciarra, D.G. (2019). Making the grade 2019: How fair is school funding in your state? Newark, NJ: Education Law Center.

Gorski, P. (2019). Avoiding racial equity detours. Educational Leadership, 76(~I), 56-61.

Green, P. C., Baker, B. D., & Oluwole, J. O. (2008). Race-conscious funding strategies and school finance litigation. Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, /6,39-71.

Hinojosa, D. G. (2016). “Race-conscious” school finance litigation: Is a fourth wave emerging? University of Richmond Law Review, 50, 869-892.

Jackson, C. K., Johnson, R. C., & Pérsico, C. (2016). The effects of school spending on educational and economic outcomes: Evidence from school finance reforms. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(1), 157-218.

Johnson, R. C., & Tanner, S. (2018). Money and freedom: The impact of California’s school finance reform on academic achievement and the composition of district spending. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

Lafortune, J., Rothstein, J., & Schanzenbach, D. W. (2016). Can school finance reforms improve student achievement? Washington, D.C.: The Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Leachman, M. (2019). K-12 funding still lagging in many states. Washington, D.C.: Center on Budget and Priorities. Retrieved from k-12-funding- still-lagging-in-many-states

Leachman, M., & Figueroa, E. (2019). K-12 school funding up in most 2018 teacher-protest states, but still well below decade ago. Washington, D.C.: Center on Budget and Priorities. Retrieved from atoms/files/3-6-19sfp.pdf

Leonardo, Z., & Norton, G.W. (2014). Education and racism: A primer on issues and dilemmas. New York: Routledge.

Martin, C., Boser, U., Benner, M., & Baffour, P. (2018). A quality approach to school funding. Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress. Retrieved from 13/460397/quality-approach-school-funding/

McFarland, J., Hussar, B., Zhang, J., Wang, X., Wang, K., Hein, S., Diliberti, M., Forrest Cataldi, E., Bullock Mann, E, & Barmer, A. (2019). The Condition of Education 2019 (NCES 2019-144). Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved from pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2019144

Morath v. Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, 490 S.W.3d 826, 833 (Tex. 2016).

Morgan, L, & Amerikaner, A. (2018, February). Fundinggaps: An analysis of school funding equity across the U.S. and within each state. Washington D.C.: Education Trust. Retrieved from

National Policy Board for Educational Administration. (2015). Professional standards for Educational Leaders 2015. Reston, VA: Author.

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. (2018). Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico decision. Albuquerque, NM: Author. Retrieved from http:// tent/uploads/2018/09/Graph ic-Yazzie-Martinez-Decision.pdf

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2017). The funding of school education: Connecting resources and learning. Paris, France: OECD Publishing. Retrieved from

Rebell, M. A. (2017). The courts’ consensus: Money does matter for educational opportunity. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 674, 184—198.

Rhodes, D. (2018, April 6). Equity dollars set to go to schools. NPR Illinois.

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Rose v. Council for Better Education, 790 S.W.2d 186, (Ky. 1989).

Rothstein, R. (2017). The color of law: A forgotten history of how our government segregated America. New York: Liveright Publishing Co.

Ryan, J. E. (1999). The influence of race in school finance reform. Michigan ' Law Review, 98(2), 432-481.

San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodríguez, 411 U.S. 1 (1973). Serrano v. Priest, 5 Cal.3d 584 (1971).

Swaby, A., & Ura, A. (2018, December 12). Texas has failed to close educational gaps for kids of color. In Edgewood ISD, the fallout has lasted generations.

The Texas Tribune. Retrieved from edgewood-isd-neglect-texas-public-students-of-color/

The Texas Politics Project, (n.d.). Edgewood ISD v. Kirby. Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved from https://texaspolitics.utexas. edu/educational-resources/edgewood-isd-v-kirby

Yazzie/Martinez v. New Mexico, No. D-101-CV-2014-00793, No. D-101-CV-2014-02224 (1st Dis. New Mexico, 2018).

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