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PDE Press Release November 13, 2014
Harrisburg – The Department of Education today announced that the website for the public to provide feedback on the Pennsylvania Standards is fully populated with the eligible content in English language arts and mathematics for grades three to eight and Algebra I and Literature at the secondary level. The website can be accessed by visiting www.paacademicreview.org.
Few Pennsylvanians were surprised that Tom Corbett lost last week. Most pundits point to the Corbett education cuts as the leading reason for his defeat. The Corbett campaign contended that he did not cut education and that his predecessor, Ed Rendell, was responsible for the cuts. I thought this issue was decided by the voters, but I continue to see reports, including in The Inquirer, that there is some debate over who was more responsible for schools being poorly funded. There can be absolutely no debate over Rendell's commitment to education. During his eight years as governor, K-12 schools received an increase of $2.4 billion annually, the biggest increase in the commonwealth's history. The money was targeted to programs that research indicated would have the best results, like full-day kindergarten. Rendell battled with the legislature to increase education funding each and every year, and
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