WSKG by Avi Wolfman-Arent, November 9, 2021
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS — Seven years ago, a group of school districts, parents, and advocates embarked on a legal journey that could upend the way Pennsylvania funds its schools. This week, those plaintiffs head to court in Harrisburg. William Penn School District, et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Education, et al. — colloquially referred to as Pennsylvania’s school funding lawsuit — is among the more complicated and consequential legal fights in state history. On Nov. 12, petitioners and defendants will gather in Commonwealth Court to argue its merits.
To prepare you for the upcoming trial we’ve broken down the history of this case, where it stands now, and where it could lead.
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