School-funding case dismissed
By Kristen Graham
The Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com
A seven-judge panel has dismissed a lawsuit filed by school districts, parents, and organizations contending that Pennsylvania’s system of education funding is broken.
Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pelligrini found that school funding is a legislative issue and not a legal matter.
Parents, including two from the Philadelphia School District, and districts including the William Penn system in Delaware County, filed the suit last fall, saying that state officials had “adopted an irrational school funding system that does not deliver the essential resources students need and discriminates against children based on where they live and the wealth of their communities.”