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Appeals Court Knocks Down Challenge to 8-Year-Old Fla. School Funding Case

By The Associated Press — January 16, 2018 1 min read
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The suit had contended that a lack of funding has been damaging to minority and poor students.

But in its ruling, issued last month, the appeals court maintained that the state constitution does not include a way for judges to determine if Florida had violated its “paramount duty” to provide for a “high-quality system of free public schools.”

The ruling is another victory for the GOP-controlled legislature and other top state officials who had spent at least $4 million defending the state since the lawsuit was first filed in 2009.

A version of this article appeared in the January 17, 2018 edition of Education Week as Appeals Court Knocks Down Challenge to 8-Year-Old Fla. School Funding Case


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