South Dakota students aren't guaranteed a high-quality education, a circuit judge ruled April 8, in declaring that the way the state pays for education does not violate the state constitution, reports the Argus Leader. Circuit Judge Lori Wilbur's decision follows a trial that saw six superintendents complain that a lack of money was hurting South Dakota's students. An appeal to the state Supreme Court now is likely, according to the lawyer representing students and their families. The state's funding system has room for improvement, Wilbur acknowledged, but she also ruled that education is not a fundamental right; the state need...

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