Happy 25th Birthday, Brigham Decision!
The VT Supreme Court’s Brigham v. State ed equity decision was handed down 25 years ago. In the unanimous ruling, the court said that “Accordingly, we conclude that the current system, which concededly denies equal educational opportunities, is constitutionally deficient.”
Because of this landmark decision, VT now treats all of our children’s ed funding as a statewide responsibility, while also allowing for local decision making. Now to fully realize the promise of Brigham, corrected weights must be implemented.