PA Senate Republicans prepare budget with additions for colleges, schools and social services
As the legislature begins to lay down its markers for the new state budget,
School funding burden should go on Gov. Corbett
As a taxpayer and grandmother of children in the
Now, as our school board furloughs many of our teachers and staff in response to his cuts, he says he wants local taxpayers like us to solve the crisis for him. His plan to fund schools with block grants would turn the problem he created into our problem.
After cutting nearly $1 billion from public schools, his new idea is to collapse four state-funding programs that work into one that doesn't, shifting away from students' actual needs in favor of distribution based on political factors.
Nonpartisan school board elections discussed in Downingtown
- a reduced central management structure that delegates most operational control to the school-level; and
- increased accountability and school choice by closing poor performing schools and assembling diverse groupings of public and charter schools into “achievement networks.”