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July 16, 2010 > Public Advocates and Californians for Justice file lawsuit

Public Advocates and Californians for Justice file lawsuit

Submitted By California School Boards Association

A broad coalition of nearly 60 individual parents and students, nine school districts and three statewide education organizations filed a lawsuit in May seeking to declare the current education finance system unconstitutional. That lawsuit, Robles-Wong v. California, demands that the State provide a school finance system that supports necessary educational programs and services and ensures all children an equal opportunity for success in school.

On July 12, Public Advocates and Californians for Justice filed a separate lawsuit that also challenges the public school finance system. That lawsuit is a further reflection of the widespread belief that California's school finance system is broken and must be fundamentally reformed.

The State has failed to live up to its basic constitutional obligation to provide a sound, stable, and sufficient school finance system, and should seize this opportunity to reform its public school finance system in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible.

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