Lawsuit says state's education financing system is unconstitutional State, National, International, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on May 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm
A group of individuals, state education associations, and school districts throughout California announced this morning that they have filed a lawsuit against the state claiming the current education financial system is unconstitutional.
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Posted by Reader, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on May 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Great, yet another frivilous lawsuit filed against our state, by politically motivivated opportunist. Sure, it would be great if we had an endless supply of money to throw at the educational system, but with this recession and drop in property values, we simply do not have the funds. Every department, including education, is getting cut. I hope when our State, who will be represented by the Attorney General's office in this lawsuit, answers the complaint, they file a cross-complaint against the teachers union for contributing to the education problems, for making it impossible to fire horrible teachers after they have earned tenure in two years. We should pass a law outlawing the teachers union, as even with less funding, our education system would be better if every bad teacher could be fired, without hiding behind the union protection.
Posted by Marie, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on May 21, 2010 at 8:03 am
This lawsuit should include equalizing the amount each district is given per pupil. The Serrano-Priest lawsuit was brought for that reason. Yet, 35 plus years later, San Ramon VUSD receives millions of dollars less than other districts, such as our neighbors Dublin and Pleasanton.