Over the last 50 years, there have been at least two court cases before the McCleary decision which stated our state was not fulfilling its paramount duty to pay for public education. This means pay for schools before everything else.
As we all know, nothing is ever free. If your legislator can’t come up with and finally vote for a solution for fully funding basic education, fire that legislator. And vote for someone who has the guts to vote for a solution, no matter how unpopular it might be.