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California Educators Sue State Over Education Funding

Publication Date: 
May 20, 2010
Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC
Larry Mantle

The Youth and Education Law Project (YELP) of the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School is co-counsel with Bingham McCutchen in Robles-Wong v. California representing individual plaintiffs, including the named plaintiff Maya Robles-Wong. Under the direction of Professor Bill Koski, the Youth and Education Law Project provides Stanford Law students the opportunity to represent youth and families in special education and school discipline matters, community outreach and education, school reform litigation, policy research, and legal advocacy. This lawsuit asks the court to compel the State of California to align its school finance system—its funding policies and mechanisms—with the educational program that the State has put in place.

KPCC-FM's AirTalk with Larry Mantle ran this coverage:

A broad coalition of California school districts and educators has filed suit against the state over its education funding. The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include the California School Boards Association and the California State PTA, alleges that the state has violated the California constitution's guarantee to make education a priority and asks that a new, more stable financing system is created. Larry gets the latest on the announcement.