The Delaware County Daily Times by Pete Bannan, January 11, 2022
The lawsuit claims the state of Pennsylvania is not fulfilling a state constitutional promise to its children.
HARRISBURG — On Monday Dr. Eric Becoats, Superintendent of the William Penn School District testified in a historic state lawsuit that claims the state of Pennsylvania is not fulfilling a state constitutional promise all children have the opportunity to receive a high-quality public education. The lawsuit was first filed in 2014 by William Penn and five other school districts, two statewide associations, and several parents challenging Pennsylvania’s funding of schools through property taxes and claims that this form of school funding severely shortchanges students in low-wealth school districts across the state. The trial began in November. The five other districts involved in the suit include School District of Lancaster, Panther Valley School District, Greater Johnstown School District, Shenandoah Valley School District, and Wilkes-Barre Area School District.
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