It now appears the struggling families of the William Penn School District will finally get their day in court.

The families, saddled for years with an unequal education for little reason other than their zip code, are celebrating a major court victory.

This week Commonwealth Court dismissed objections raised by Republican leaders in the Legislature against the landmark lawsuit challenging the way Pennsylvania doles out funding for education.

State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, had gone to court claiming the plaintiffs’ point should be rendered “moot,” arguing that the matter of funding already was rectified by the Legislature several years ago with the adoption of the so-called Fair Funding Formula.

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