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Councilman Wants to Sue The Governor for More Schools Funding

As the School District faces a $629 million funding gap, Councilman Darrell Clarke is today planning on introducing a resolution in Council seeking to sue Governor Corbett to provide more funding for Philadelphia schools.

Clarke's resolution notes that education cuts across the state disproportionately impact poor school districts and calls the cuts to the Philly schools "truly onerous." He asks the law department to represent City Council in a suit against the governor and wants to retain outside counsel to do so if the law department declines.

Council could give the resolution final passage at next week's session.