TABLE 7-1 Increased State Spending on Elementary and Secondary Educationa

Stateb

Year of Final Decision in First Court Case

Nominal Spending Growth 1970-95 (in percent)

Real Spending Growthc 1970-95 (in percent)

States Where Court Decisions Required School Finance Reformd

West Virginia

1979

837

105

Arkansas

1983

802

97

Connecticut

1977

827

94

Kentucky

1989

787

94

New Jersey

1973

795

87

Texas

1989

691

73

Ohio

1979

658

66

Tennessee

1993

632

60

Marylande

1997

625

58

New Hampshire

1997

652

58

Wyoming

1980

631

53

Massachusetts

1993

620

51

Vermont

1997

619

51

Washington

1978

576

42

Arizona

1994

543

35

Montana

1989

469

19

California

1971

384

1

States Where Court Decisions Upheld Existing School Finance System and Required No Reformf

Georgia

1981

782

93

North Carolina

1987

739

83

Alaska

1997

766

81

Nebraska

1993

726

81

Maine

1992

751

78

Michigan

1973

707

77

South Carolina

1988

692

73

Rhode Island

1992

687

65

Virginia

1994

658

65

Pennsylvania

1979

666

60

Wisconsin

1989

629

60

New York

1992

604

47

Colorado

1982

594

45

Idaho

1975

593

45

Minnesota

1993

557

44

Oregon

1979

567

40

North Dakota

1993

492

30

Illinois

1996

461

23



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