Inside Intelligence: About School Finance...

Judge John Dietz’s ruling in the latest school finance trial — that the state’s method of funding public education is inequitable, inadequate and requires an illegal statewide property tax — prompted us to ask the insiders about their first impressions. The judge’s written ruling won’t be published for weeks, he said, and the appellate courts will have plenty of time to work after that.

We started there, asking whether the state’s highest civil court is likely to uphold the trial judge’s ruling: 60 percent said they will, though a number said in their comments — found abridged below and in ...

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