Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Statewide Reaction to Proposed Education Budget
Gov. Corbett has proposed cutting more than $1 billion in funding for public schools, a move that could trigger tax increases, program cuts, and teacher layoffs throughout the state.
's projected shortfall next school year alone could balloon to more $600 million as a result of the cuts, a knowledgeable source said. Philadelphia School District
Suburban school districts, while not as hard-hit, face the loss of tens of millions in funding as well.
BY CHARLES THOMPSON AND JAN MURPHY, The
Proposed education cuts termed 'catastrophic'
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
By Eleanor Chute and Bill Schackner,
No one expected Gov. Tom Corbett to propose spending more for education, but his proposal to spend more than $1 billion less -- including slicing state money for state-owned and state-related universities in half -- has left some reeling.
"It's even worse than I thought it would be," said Ron Cowell, a former state legislator who is president of the Education Policy and Leadership Council based on
By Steve Esack and John L. Micek, OF THE
MORNING CALL ALLENTOWN
10:24 p.m. EST, March 8, 2011
Deep cuts in subsidies. Even stricter limits on tax hikes. Pay freezes. Vouchers. More lessons on abstinence.
Those are some of the ways Republican Gov. Tom Corbett plans to overhaul public schools and higher education funding in ways that are far less costly to the state than under his Democratic predecessor, Ed Rendell.