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Suing For Money For California Schools

Publication Date: 
May 20, 2010
The New York Times
Katharine Mieszkowski

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 New York Times Bay Area ran this coverage:

California is being sued for violating its Constitution by failing to provide adequate financial support for education.

A group of parents, students, school districts and educational organizations filed the lawsuit on Thursday in Alameda County Superior Court. It charges that California’s system of financing public education fails to provide schools with the resources necessary to meet the educational mandates set by the state.

In Robles-Wong et al. v. State of California, the plaintiffs ask the court to compel the state to align its school finance system with its educational requirements.