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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez
Citation:411 U.S. 1, 93 S.Ct. 1278, 36 L.Ed.2d 16 (1973).
Texas established a program which earmarked additional funds for schools. The formula used was designed to reflect each district’s relative taxpaying ability. Plaintiffs brought a class action suit, arguing the system disadvantaged a suspect class, i.e., poor, minority students, under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment because certain schools lacked the vast property tax base that other districts utilized.
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