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Schools, PTA Sue California Over Education Funding

Publication Date: 
May 20, 2010
San Jose Mercury News
Sharon Noguchi

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.

The San Jose Mercury News ran this coverage:

In a case that could radically change how and how much California pays for public schools, a coalition including students, school officials and the state PTA filed suit Thursday to force increased education funding.

The suit, which asks the courts to scrap the financing system and direct the governor and Legislature to create one that is "sound, stable and sufficient," contends that Sacramento's complicated way of funding public education violates the state constitution. The suit could prove to be California's most far-reaching school litigation in decades.