California Students and School Districts Finally Sue the State

Thursday, May 20, 2010 , , 1 Comments

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.

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elf2006real said...

Ummm...I'd bet this is the teachers playing the students off against the taxpayers. I could be wrong.

I'm from NJ where our property taxes have gone up 70% in 10 years, mostly to pay for schools. so my initial instinct is...get a job, welcome to the real world. No, not America. The.Real.World.
(hint: we GI types call it "the Suck").

I'd have to know more details, in general I am dead against unfunded mandates.

BUT if this involves putting their innocent widdle hands in my pocket..none of those kids resemble me.