School districts, parents argue PA has failed in duty to provide an adequate education

03.08.18 | Terry Diener

A long-running lawsuit over how schools are funded, which was dismissed and then revived last year, was argued in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday.

Attorneys for the governor, education officials, and top lawmakers argue that the state is fulfilling its duties and that the lawsuit raises political questions that courts shouldn't answer.

But a lawyer for the plaintiffs said students in districts that can't afford textbooks are less well-off than those in wealthier areas.