The schools in Texas spent 2+ years in court only for the Texas Supreme Court to lay down and pull up their skirts.
They basically rule that the system was barely constitutional and needed some work.
The legislature’s response was for Lt. Dan to waste an entire session trying to pass a voucher program that nobody wanted.
It’s back on!
Two years ago a group of plucky Pennsylvania public schools took the state legislature to court because the body wasn’t allocating funding to all districts fairly – some got too much, many got too little.
A lower court threw the challenge out saying it wasn’t the court’s job to tell the legislature how to legislate. But now the state Supreme Court has overturned that lower court decision.
In effect, justices are saying – Hell, yes, that is the court’s job! That’s why it’s called a system of checks and balances, Baby!
Or something like that.
Before going any further, there are a few pertinent facts you have to understand about the Commonwealth.
1) No other state in the country has a bigger gap between what it spends on rich vs. poor students than Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
2) The Pennsylvania legislature has…
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