Together with the Education Law Center and O’Melveny & Myers LLP, we filed suit on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the Governor. We are asking for a court order that will force the legislature to comply with the state constitution and ensure all students receive access to a high-quality public education.
Along with the Education Law Center, we have launched a new website and newsletter, Fund Our Schools PA, where we will share regular updates on the case, stories and data on the effects of state education underfunding in Pennsylvania, and ways for advocates to get involved. Visit FundOurSchoolsPA.org.
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A video on Pennsylvania’s Education Funding Lawsuit
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- View our School Funding Briefing
- The Cost of Adequate Education Funding: An Updated Report
A new order granting an extension in the case schedules fact discovery to conclude by July 16 and expert reports to be served by September 14. Trial is set for 2021.
In new scheduling order, trial in PA school funding lawsuit tentatively scheduled for Fall 2020.
Recap of March 7 oral argument
Pa.'s Governor asks court to expedite lawsuit
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orders Commonwealth Court to Hold Trial on Whether State Officials are Violating the State’s Constitution by Failing to Adequately and Equitably Fund Public Education
City of Philadelphia files Amicus Brief
Commonwealth Court hears oral argument
We filed suit in Commonwealth Court