Education is the key to economic and social opportunity. All children deserve a quality education that will prepare them for college and the workplace regardless of where they live, the color of their skin, or their immigration status.
There are more than six million public school children - one in eight students nationwide - in California today. Yet, California ranks close to the bottom nationally in terms of per pupil spending, staffing, infrastructure, and test scores. This is not merely a critical public policy issue, it is a violation of our children's rights under the California constitution.
Public Advocates is litigating on behalf of the Campaign for Quality Education, a statewide alliance of grassroots, civil rights, policy and research organizations. Our case asks that the court declare the current funding system unconstitutional and order a new one that aligns to the actual costs of delivering state standards to all California's diverse students.
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