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Californians Sue To Restore School Funding

Publication Date: 
May 21, 2010
The California Report
Tara Syler

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.

KQED-FM's California Report ran this story:

A coalition of students, parents and education groups, including nine school districts, filed suit yesterday. They're arguing that the state must boost education funding by billions of dollars to conform to a guaranteed standard of education contained in the California Constitution.