Edgewood ISD v. Kirby

Have you ever wondered where the money comes from to pay for your school, teachers, supplies, and building? The 1989 Supreme Court case Edgewood ISD v. Kirby lays a framework for open discussion on the funding of public schools. Using a short video and group work, individuals create ideas on how to make school funding equal for all children. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson with a Prezi on the Edgewood case
  • Invite a local school board member to discuss how the group secures funding for your own district
Classroom Considerations

  • Students must work in pairs for the lesson

  • Printable worksheets and materials for classroom instruction make the lesson easy to implement
  • Incorporates differentiated instruction with video clip for audio and visual learners

  • None