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The Wall Street Journal: School Districts Battle in Court for Changes in Education Funding

February 09, 2022

A current landmark trial challenging the state of Pennsylvania’s public school funding model will determine the financial future of public education in the state. Educators argue that students do not receive a proper education because of the lack of basic resources provided, claiming that the state is at a US$4.6 billion funding deficit. “School superintendents have testified about 75 kindergartners sharing one toilet, and students renting construction flood lights to play a football game at night,” the author wrote. Originally filed in 2014, the lawsuit is one of many challenging states across the country to improve their funding of public education. O’Melveny & Myers LLP, the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, and the Public Interest Law Center represent the petitioners.

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