Marrero v. Commonwealth


The Law Center Brought On the Case

Marrero v. Commonwealth argued that the state’s system for funding schools – through local taxes and limited support from the state – led inevitably to vast educational inequality, and that the state’s system prevented Philadelphia schools from providing even an adequate education to its students.

Both the legislative and executive branches of the Pennsylvania government responded vehemently to the complaint, arguing that the school system was a political question not subject to court oversight.