Published Online: October 6, 2015
Published in Print: October 7, 2015, as S.C. Court Sets Deadline in Lengthy School Equity Suit

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S.C. Court Sets Deadline in Lengthy School Equity Suit

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Lawmakers in South Carolina have until February to draft legislation to improve the state's rural schools.

The deadline was issued late last month by the state supreme court, less than a year after it ruled South Carolina has not met its constitutional duty to provide a quality education to children in low-income schools.

That ruling was sought by 39 rural districts that sued the state in 1993, alleging they did not have enough money to educate their students.

Vol. 35, Issue 07, Page 5

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