Budget passes, but school funding crisis lives on

Partners Post, April 2016

After a nine-month impasse, Pennsylvania has a budget. That's the good news. The bad news is this budget does little to address a school funding crisis that is gripping many of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts.

Lawmakers get another chance to address this crisis and close a $2 billion deficit in the next budget due June 30. There is no more pressing issue facing legislators than passing a budget with the revenues needed to end the school funding crisis and to put the state's fiscal house in order.

How bad is Pennsylvania's school funding crisis? Consider these facts:

PA trails behind other states in school funding

 PA is looking at a $2 billion deficit

 Who will suffer most?

 

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