On March 21, 2006, a lawsuit, Pendleton School District 16R, et al v. State of Oregon, et al, was filed against the State of Oregon for failing its Constitutional duty to adequately fund our K-12 public schools. The Oregon School Funding Defense Foundation came together in November 2005 for the dual purpose of managing the strategy of the action against the state and raising the necessary funds to see the effort through Oregon’s court system.