The dispute may ultimately end up in court. James Brown, an attorney for Lusher who also has been hired by Lake Forest, wrote a letter to local and state education officials threatening a lawsuit if the new formula passes.
Brown said the formula would violate both the Louisiana and U.S. constitutions. He said state law requires BESE to approve one funding formula, known as the Minimum Foundation Program, that applies to all districts, rather than drawing up a separate plan for only one parish. He also said that treating students in New Orleans differently would violate due process and equal protection rights.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Clearly the equal protection clause is all about making sure the special ed kids don't get to raid the treasure accumulated behind Lusher Charter School's garden walls.