Study Calls For At Least $3.2 billion In Added PA School Funding

May 17, 2016

The advocacy group Public Interest Law Center says the commonwealth's own data point to the need for at least $3.2 billion in added state funding. When the state's bipartisan basic education funding commission published its report last year, it came up with a new formula for distributing new state education dollars. The formula acknowledges that districts face added burdens, for instance, when educating students in poverty, or those still learning English.

Students at the Young Women's Academy at Fentonville Arts and Sciences middle school change classes in Philadelphia, Pa.
Credit Jessica Kourkounis

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