High court revives suit over how public schools are funded

News

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court is reviving a lawsuit that says the state is failing in its obligation to provide an adequate education to public school students.

The Supreme Court’s 5-2 ruling Thursday reverses a decision by a lower court, which threw out the challenge to how schools are funded.

The decision now returns the case to Commonwealth Court, whose decision two years ago dismissing it had been unanimous.

The legislative and executive branch defendants have argued the lawsuit raises political questions that are not appropriate for the courts.

The plaintiffs include school districts, students, parents and others. If they’re eventually successful, their case could dramatically reshape how schools are paid for and how they operate.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories

More Top Stories

Latest Videos

More Local

Don't Miss