David Welch, who lost a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure, is trying a new tack: a constitutional guarantee for a "high-quality" education.
As an appellate judge, Martin Jenkins concluded the state Constitution doesn’t require minimum funding for schools; that’s for lawmakers to determine.
Plaintiffs weigh their options, including another lawsuit to define how much funding is adequate.
Three justices issue dissents arguing they should consider overturning tenure, layoff laws.
The split decision says the Legislature has the prerogative to determine how much to spend.
A ruling in the case is expected within the next 90 days.
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.