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Public education is about all of us. The public schools are our schools. They serve our communities and shape our future. Pennsylvania's public schools are where 1.7 million of our children learn every day. But public schools can't do the job alone. It takes parents, community leaders, elected officials, and educators working together.

 

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The 'musical' month of March Featured Video: Students discuss the impact of school funding cuts Proposed state budget shortchanges public schools
It's no surprise that Music in Our Schools Month coincides with high schools across the state opening their doors to parents, alumni, and the community for annual spring musicals. In Mechanicsburg School District, nestled in the suburbs of Harrisburg, the annual spring musical has become a celebrated tradition spanning more than two decades.
In 2011, Pennsylvania cut nearly $1 billion in state funding to public schools, creating a crisis that gets worse every year these funds are not restored. These devastating, unprecedented school funding cuts impact every district in the state. But what do students have to say about it?
On Feb. 4, Gov. Tom Corbett introduced his proposed 2014-2015 state budget. Unfortunately, he did not propose restoration of the funds districts lost since 2011. While he asked the General Assembly to consider new money for public schools, education advocates are concerned that the funds have restrictive strings attached.
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