Texas school districts assail state over financing
Court opens case on inequality due to system rules
Attorneys representing around 600 school districts argued Monday that the Texas school financing system is so ‘‘hopelessly broken’’ that it violates the state Constitution and keeps students from being prepared for the well-paying jobs of tomorrow. Six lawsuits have been filed on behalf of about two-thirds of Texas school districts, which educate about 75 percent of the state’s roughly 5 million students. They have been rolled into a single, massive case.