Tuesday, February 3, 2009

HA! The Consortium Declared Illegal

The Consortium for Adequate School Funding in Georgia, that group of school systems that used my tax money to sue the state, defended by my tax money, to get its hands on even more of my tax money, has been branded as illegal by the state’s Attorney General. I have been on the Consortium’s case for a long time (see my blog posts here, here, here, and here, and a letter to the editor here).

Says the Associated Press:

The Georgia attorney general has ruled that a group of 50 school districts violated state law by forming a nonprofit organization to sue the state for more funding.

The ruling issued late Monday by Attorney General Thurbert Baker says the school districts "do not have the authority to create and utilize nonprofit corporations" such as the Consortium for Adequate School Funding in Georgia. The group was formed 2001 and filed a lawsuit against the state in 2004, claiming the state has an unfair system of paying for education.

The group withdrew the lawsuit in September over concerns that a new judge assigned to the case would not give a fair hearing and had plans to refile it.

Consortium director Joe Martin did not immediately return a call for comment.

I'll bet. So this means that Clarke County taxpayers will get a refund of the membership dues paid to the Consortium by the Clarke County School District, right?

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