University of Baltimore Law Review


After the 1983 Court of Appeals of Maryland decision in Hornbeck v. Somerset County Board of Education there appeared little hope for those who wished to reform disparities in public school financing through the courts. With the recent publication of the Maryland School Performance Program Reports, however, and enlightened decisions in other jurisdictions holding similar public school financing schemes unconstitutional, evidence has emerged which is capable of reviving a state constitutional challenge to Maryland's existing public school financing scheme which is based upon local wealth.

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