Georgia’s Consortium for Adequate School Funding filed the lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court Tuesday morning on behalf of the participating 51 school districts.
“The purpose of the lawsuit is to ask the courts of Georgia to resolve a constitutional issue,” said Joe Martin, executive director of the consortium. “ … [We] had no choice but to take this action.”
The goal of the lawsuit, the consortium says, is to ensure adequate education for every student. According to Martin, id the state provides additional funding for the basic intructional program through Georgia’s current formula, all students and systems will benefit.
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