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Pennsylvania court finds state school funding lacking

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania appellate court declared, in a 786-page opinion, that the Pennsylvania Department of Education failed to fulfill its obligations to all children because local property taxes make up more than half of all funding for public schools. Richer neighborhoods spend, on average, $5,000 more per student per year than what is spent in poorer districts.

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