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A new school funding formula for Pennsylvania has been widely praised on moral and constitutional grounds for targeting extra state aid to educate children living in poverty. In light of a study soon to be published by Temple University's Center on Regional Politics and the Rand Corp., the formula also deserves praise as a smart investment policy that could add tens of billions of dollars to the state's economy over the next decade. The bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission's formula still has to be adopted and adequately funded by the General Assembly, of course, no small task given the different budget priorities of our Democratic governor and Republican legislature. But history shows that divided government can be consistent with stable and rational school funding.
- The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA);
- The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA);
- The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO);
- The Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP)
- The Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS)