A Fulton County Judge will hear this case, so you know that some “inventive” law will be the result.
A lawsuit that says that Georgia fails to provide enough money so school districts can provide an adequate education will be heard in Fulton County Superior Court Tuesday. A consortium of 51 mostly rural school districts filed the suit in 2004 arguing that a lack of state money has caused poor student achievement. If a judge rules in their favor, Georgia could be forced to spend more on education or change the way it distributes money among the state’s 180 school districts. Tuesday’s hearing focuses on a motion for summary judgment filed by the state attorney general’s office. Summary judgment allows a court to make a decision without the case going to trial. The plaintiffs, the Consortium for Adequate School Funding in Georgia, argue summary judgment is not appropriate because many facts are in dispute. If the attorney general’s motion is denied, the trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 21.