The Fight Continues!
A Message from Students Matter Founder David F. Welch:
The fight continues! I just got off the phone with our attorneys, and I’m not going to mince words — we lost. This is a sad day for every child struggling to get the quality education he or she deserves — and is guaranteed by our state constitution.
We think the California Court of Appeal is wrong, so our fight for California students isn’t over — not even close. We’re taking this case to the California Supreme Court, and we intend to win. For our plaintiffs, for our families, for every child in California working hard to get ahead.
We’ve all seen the evidence. The ongoing harm being done to California students “shocks the conscience,” as Judge Treu put it — regardless of the Court’s ruling today. And it’s time for our state’s leaders to do something about it.
So our work continues, right here and right now. Because I’m not giving up on California’s six million public school students, and I know you aren’t either.
On behalf of the plaintiffs, their families and the whole Students Matter team, thank you. Now let’s go win!