When given an opportunity to offer real solutions to the school funding crisis, Joe Scarnati and Mike Turzai said that they prefer to do nothing.
Nowhere is that gap wider than in Pennsylvania, according to federal data. School districts with the highest poverty rates here receive one-third fewer state and local tax dollars, per pupil, than the most affluent districts. This spring, the new governor has outlined an ambitious plan to address the inequities, but it faces opposition at the statehouse.
Note to Philadelphia students, teachers, and parents: Gov. Wolf sees you.
Five months into his term as Pennsylvania’s chief executive, he has already spent more time in Philadelphia School District buildings than his predecessor, who never visited one.