Saturday, August 25, 2007

funding lawsuit moves forward

The lawsuit, which I mentioned earlier this week, is going to trial.
A King County Superior Court judge on Friday declined to rule on the merits of a lawsuit calling for an overhaul of the way the state pays for education, sending the matter toward a trial next June.

Judge Paris K. Kallas said too many facts were in dispute for her to grant a motion for summary judgment brought by a coalition of teachers, parents, community groups and school districts. The coalition wants to require the state to calculate exactly how much it costs to provide an adequate education for all pupils, then figure out a way to pay for it.
It's not the speedy outcome the plaintiffs were hoping for, but it'll guarantee a spate of publicity and, this blogger hopes, a well-reasoned outcome.

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