As an appellate judge, Martin Jenkins concluded the state Constitution doesn’t require minimum funding for schools; that’s for lawmakers to determine.
The lawsuit demands that the state improve reading and writing instruction in schools serving low-income students of color.
Plaintiffs weigh their options, including another lawsuit to define how much funding is adequate.
The split decision says the Legislature has the prerogative to determine how much to spend.
Robles-Wong and Campaign for Quality Education plaintiffs take their case to appeals court.
A judge initially dismissed the grounds for the two companion cases in 2011.