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Lawsuit Claims California Not Funding Education

The state of California is being hit by another lawsuit that alleges the government is failing to adequately fund public education.

The complaint was filed Monday in Alameda County Superior Court by a coalition of students, parents and nonprofit advocacy groups representing low-income families.

The plaintiffs allege the state’s school finance system is unconstitutional because it fails to provide a quality education to all students.

They’re asking the court to force the governor and Legislature to create a new system for funding schools.

The lawsuit is similar to one filed in May by students, school districts and groups representing school boards, administrators and parent-teacher associations. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he plans to oppose that lawsuit.

KESQ News Team

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