CHICAGO -- Ohio education experts are eyeing two proposals to equalize school funding, each of which could add another $3 billion to the cost of teaching the state's 1.7 million students.

A court-appointed panel has generated two proposals to reduce the wide disparities in funding between poor and wealthy districts. The panel is the brainchild of Judge Linton Lewis Jr. of the Perry County Court of Common Pleas, who ruled earlier this year that the stat's school funding system was unconstitutional. Lewis ordered the panel to submit reform proposals to state lawmakers by the end of the year.

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