There’s no doubt that Pennsylvania has made strides in increasing taxpayer support for public education over the last three years. According to one news organization’s analysis, for instance, lawmakers have increased state funding for K-12 education by $2 billion since 2015,

But a pair of recent news stories are a vivid reminder that, despite all that progress, there’s so much more work that needs to be done.

Earlier this week, the state Commonwealth Court moved a landmark challenge to the way the state pays for public education closer to trial. There, a grand battle over whether the state is living up its constitutional responsibility to provide a “thorough and efficient system of public education” will be fought.

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