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Janet Pauley filed a class-action law suit against the Lincoln County school system, alleging children in Lincoln County were not receiving educational opportunities equal to students in richer counties

Other events that happened on or around 1975

Mar 11, 1982

Judge Arthur Recht ruled that West Virginia schools fell short of meeting standards and that the funding system caused unequal educational opportunities from county to county

Dec 12, 1984

In the case of Pauley vs. Bailey, the West Virginia Supreme Court approved the Education Department's Master Plan for Public Education.


Judge Recht ended the decade-long period of educational reform by closing the case and relinquishing jurisdiction.

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