Courts can rule on educational adequacy, ruling says

Aug 03, 2018

Southwest Journal, Nate Gotlieb

The courts can decide if the State of Minnesota is providing students an adequate education, the state Supreme Court ruled this past month.

The courts can’t create educational policies, but they can decide if the Legislature is fulfilling its constitutional duty to establish a “general and uniform” system of public schools, the ruling said. Such a determination would not violate the separation-of-powers principals laid out in the state constitution, it said.

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