A lawsuit is heading to trial in Commonwealth Court. It argues that the state is not meeting constitutional requirements because school funding in Pennsylvania relies too much on local tax dollars and therefore discriminates against districts that cannot raise sufficient revenue. With some exceptions, the consensus surrounding school funding in Pennsylvania is that there’s not enough, particularly when it comes to the state’s contribution.
“Our current school funding system is unfair to students because of the disparities, and it’s unfair to taxpayers because of the disparities, and it’s unfair to the communities that are having to bear the costs because the state’s not willing to pay their share,” said Michael Churchill, an attorney with the Philadelphia-based Public Interest Law Center.
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