[caption id="attachment_120358" align="alignleft" width="150"] School attorneys said the poorest 15 percent of Texas school districts receive about $43,000 less per classroom than the wealthiest 15 percent, on average.[/caption]

The system that Texas uses to fund its public schools violates the state's constitution by not providing enough money to school districts and failing to distribute the money fairly, a judge ruled Feb. 4 in a landmark decision that could force the state Legislature to overhaul the way it pays for education.

Moments after closing arguments in his packed courtroom, state District Judge John...

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