The Union Leader Editorial Board ran an editorial on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Claremont case and its impact on state funding of education:
…Every tweak to the state’s education adequacy formula sends one group of towns or another back to court, arguing that the changes are too big, or too small, or being phased in too quickly, or too slowly.
Even this year’s push to increase state kindergarten grants has prompted constitutional objections.
In truth, the Claremont lawsuit had little to do with education. It was about towns with small property tax bases forcing the state to transfer money from towns with higher property tax bases. Twenty years later, envy remains a lousy way to build an education funding system.