Massachusetts: Educational Funding

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7 pages in length. Massachusetts, a state that has come under fire for failing to meet constitutional requirements with regard to funding "less affluent school districts" (Hunter, 2004) so students can acquire an 'adequate' education, is trapped within the issue of educational reform, a reality that exists because the very notion of academic achievement has been lost within a quagmire of social, political and economic restrictions. From Commonwealth v. Dedham in 1819 to McDuffy v. Secretary to the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993 (MERA) to Hancock v. Driscoll, Massachusetts continues to work out the constitutional kinks in its educational funding program. Bibliography lists 6 sources.