Increase overall state funding for kindergarten through 12th grade education by $210 million. This would ensure every district receives at least as much money as it did in 2008-09, a spokesman said. Under Corbett's plan, not all would.
Appropriate $100 million for Accountability Block Grants, which districts use to fund after-school tutoring, full-day kindergarten and other programs. State support for those grants was eliminated in the administration's budget proposal.
Set aside $43 million to help school districts meet their Social Security payments.
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Posted on Tue, May. 10, 2011
House Republican plan may mean more funding for Pennsylvania schools
By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The curtain on Act II of the state's budget negotiations is about to be drawn. And this part of the drama, at least, may play better with school audiences.
House Republican leaders on Tuesday are expected to offer details of their alternative to Gov. Corbett's $27.3 billion spending plan, which contains steep cuts to public and higher education.
Corbett Singles Out Teachers Unions in Speech to Pro-Vouchers Group
The American Federation for Children who hosted the conference, was founded by Michigan billionaires Dick and Betsy DeVos with a focus on influencing the political process to promote the privatization of public education. Here is more info on the DeVos's
Concerned about the Education Budget? Let Governor Corbett Know
Governor Tom Corbett Phone: 717-787-2500, Fax: 717-772-8284, Email: email@example.com