California Students and School Districts Finally Sue the State
About damn time. Now I'm not sure what good this will do but, uh, it's nice to see California at least attempting to do something about the sad situation in this state.
SJ Mercury News:
A coalition of students, school districts and education groups sued the state of California on Thursday, seeking to force the governor and Legislature to develop a new system to fund public schools.
The lawsuit asks the court to declare the current school finance system unconstitutional because the state doesn't provide enough money to cover its own educational mandates and programs.
The complaint was filed in Alameda County Superior Court by more than 60 students, nine school districts and groups representing school boards, administrators and parent-teacher associations.
"The real problem is the state is not providing the support my school needs to teach me everything I need," said Maya Robles-Wong, an 11th grade student in Alameda who is one of the plaintiffs.
The California attorney general's office, which represents the state in such lawsuits, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Yeah, good luck with that.