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The Reporter: ‘Fix This Now’: Virtual Rally Participants Call for Fair School Funding

January 11, 2022

In the wake of a trial between the state of Pennsylvania and six school districts, two statewide organizations, and several parents over the state’s public school funding system, nearly 100 education officials, advocates, parents, and students from Pennsylvania participated in a virtual rally calling for action to address the state's funding disparities. “This is a civil rights issue, no doubt, and … it’s not complicated,” Norristown Area School Board President Phil Daniels said in the rally hosted by Children First. “Every child in this commonwealth deserves the same quality of education no matter their zip code. Full stop. Fix this now.” O’Melveny & Myers LLP, the Education Law Center, and the Public Interest Law Center initially filed the lawsuit in 2014.

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