A coalition of education activists filed a lawsuit Monday to seek a vast increase, by billions of dollars annually, in California’s funding of education. This litigation follows a similar legal claim filed in May by other groups.
In both cases, the defendants are California and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The governor’s office has said it will vigorously oppose the other suit, while also asserting that it supports efforts to improve and pay for education.
Similar suits brought in other states have yielded new revenues for schools. But there’s an ongoing debate about how directly more money translates to improved schools.