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The Morning Call: Segregation in Pennsylvania Schools- How a ZIP Code Determines the Quality of a Child’s Education

October 31, 2019

This article by The Morning Call discussing education inequality in Pennsylvania cites O’Melveny’s ongoing education reform lawsuit filed alongside the Education Law Center and the Public Interest Law Center.

“Filed in 2014 on behalf of six school districts … the lawsuit contends that the state’s way of funding K-12 education is unconstitutional because it creates ‘gross and irrational disparities’ between districts, essentially discriminating against poorer students,” the article reported. “While most states provided 44% of education funds on average, the lawsuit says Pennsylvania covered only 34%, leaving districts to cover more of their expenses with local tax dollars.”

View the full article here.