12/23/1971, as clarified 1/26/1972
District court ruled that the school finance system violates equal protection guarantees of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
337 F. Supp. 280 (W. Dist. Tex. 1971)
U.S. Supreme Court reversed decision of the lower court, finding the state system bore rational relationship to furthering state goals of providing minimum education while encouraging local control. [Read more]
U.S. Supreme Court
411 U.S. 1, 93 S. Ct. 1278 (1973)
(1975-1977) Increased teacher salary schedule and increased the number of instructional days to 175.