The public schools enroll 132,000 students: 48% White, 31% African American, and 15% Latino, with 40% living in poverty and7% learning English. The State spends $13,653 per pupil. (Most recent NCES data)
The education article in the Delaware Constitution requires the General Assembly to “provide for the establishment and maintenance of a general and efficient system of free public schools, and may require by law that every child, not physically or mentally disabled, shall attend the public school, unless educated by other means.” Del. Const. art X, § 1.
Delaware is one of only a few states in which no case has been filed challenging the education finance system.