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Madonna Poll: Most in Pa. oppose Corbett education cuts

Here's a link to the Center for Opinion Research Floyd Institute for Public Policy Franklin & Marshall College poll  report: http://media.pennlive.com/midstate_impact/other/Franklin%20&%20Marshall%20College%20State%20Poll%20Release--3-17-11.pdf
State budget cuts to students in poor districts could be ten times higher than those in wealthier districts
Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 6:52 PM 
Proposed state budget cuts to education would have the greatest impact on the state’s poorest schools districts, according to an analysis by the Education Law Center, an advocacy group for public education.
Here’s a link to the Education law Center’s analysis: http://www.elc-pa.org/budget2011.html
In general, the cuts fall hardest on school districts with the greatest student poverty, according to the Law Center's analysis.  "The disparity of the cuts is most plainly seen when measured by the dollars cut per student," said Baruch Kintisch, Director of Policy Advocacy for the LawCenter.  "Some districts are cut more than $1,400 per student, while others are cut less than $100 per student. "