Corbett calls Pa. public school funding unfair

    Gov. Tom Corbett says Pennsylvania’s system of school funding isn’t fair and should be changed.

    The Republican governor said at a Capitol news conference on Wednesday that he wants “a true funding system” that is fair to all schools, not simply for individual districts.

    He says the state doesn’t have a role in negotiating how the funding it supplies gets spent, but he’s not optimistic that will be changed.

    Corbett took questions after announcing he wants a $2 million increase in the state’s funding for domestic violence and rape crisis centers.

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    The governor will lay out his spending proposal for next year during a budget address in less than two weeks.

    Corbett is running for another term this year, and his handling of education funding is a major campaign issue.

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