- $946 million on bricks & mortar charter schools, 71% of which did not make AYP
- $366 million on cyber-charters, none of which met AYP
- $200 million diverted by EITC program to support unaccountable private and religious schools.
Business Forum: Quality early learning fills regional talent pool with capable workers
When businesses hire, they draw most of their talent from surrounding areas. This is a lesson I've learned from my years in employment law. Whether a company is headquartered in
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Jerry Jordan's response to the school district's announcement that schools may not open on time unless they get $50 million in funding. PFT website
For months, we have publicly voiced our concerns about the school district's ability to open schools on time in the wake of budget cuts, school closings and the layoff of the employees who provide vital services to students and parents. The district is now finally acknowledging the severity and scope of this reality. We hope our elected leaders in the City of Philadelphia and Harrisburg are equally troubled by this situation, and will quickly live up to their obligation to adequately and sustainably fund our public schools.
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