In the case of Abbott v. Burke the Abbott school district of New Jersey was working to gain "thorough and efficient" education for children in all school districts. Strictly speaking on the funding for the schools in low income districts of Jersey. The goal was to obtain "adequate foundational funding, universal pre-school, supplemental or at risk programs/funding and reform of curriculum and instruction." In 1990 the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the way the state was distributing funds between high and low income school districts was a violation of constitutional law. The unbalanced distribution of education funds was a violation of the constitutions promise of a "thorough and efficient" education system.
Education Law Center. (n.d.). Retrieved June 16, 2017, from http://www.edlawcenter.org/cases/abbott-v-burke/abbott-history.html