Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference and the Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair of Public Interest Law, published an editorial in the New Journal & Guide calling on the federal government to assume a greater role in providing equitable funding to schools.
Henderson writes, "The legacy of [San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez] is a messy patchwork of state policies that underfund schools in poor communities, resulting in a child’s zip code having primacy over a Constitutional guarantee of equality under the law. For the last forty years, state-based solutions have failed our kids. Without an established national right to education, we risk seeing more of the same over the next 40 years."