Tom Ahearne (lower right), the lead attorney in a lawsuit against the state of Washington regarding the funding of education, speaks Tuesday during a Washington Supreme Court hearing in Olympia. The hearing was held to determine if Washington state has complied with a court mandate to fully fund the state’s basic education system. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Tom Ahearne (lower right), the lead attorney in a lawsuit against the state of Washington regarding the funding of education, speaks Tuesday during a Washington Supreme Court hearing in Olympia. The hearing was held to determine if Washington state has complied with a court mandate to fully fund the state’s basic education system. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Justices frustrated with state’s tardiness on school funding

The high court also struggled to understand how much money is needed to achieve compliance.

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