Statement from Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry on public school funding decision by Commonwealth Court

February 7, 2023 | Topic: Peoples AG

Statement from Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry regarding the decision from Commonwealth Court declaring Pennsylvania’s public school funding system unconstitutional:

“When our Office filed an amicus brief last spring in support of the lawsuit challenging the Commonwealth’s school funding formula, we argued that the Pennsylvania Constitution demands that every child should have access to high-quality public education regardless of their zip code and that the system as it exists fails to meet that standard. Our Office is still in the process of thoroughly reviewing the Court’s opinion, but we were gratified to learn today that the Court agreed with our position, paving the way for Pennsylvania lawmakers to come together to create a new system that works for all children and families.”

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