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Alexander Polikoff - Public School Funding
Alexander Polikoff of Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) discusses his involvement in a school funding litigation case, 'Carr v Koch,' which was litigated from 2010-2012. The case originated in the Circuit Court in Sangamon County, then was heard at the Appellate Court level, and finally at the Illinois Supreme Court. The plaintiffs argued that taxpayers in poorer school district were paying higher property taxes than those in wealthier school districts, a violation of the state Constitution's Equal Protection Clause. The IL Supreme Court ultimately ruled against the plaintiffs.