Not adding up

    There’ve been a few intersting scandals hitting our region lately. From the ridiculous Christmas Village controversy to Arlene Ackerman’s ongoing shadiness surrounding the School District of Philadelphia’s no-bid contracts. And of course, this morning’s revelation that N.J. Gov. Chris Christie might not be great at tracking his spending. But what about the one where Philadelphia has no voice in Harrisburg and takes a serious funding hit?

     

    NewsWorks partner the Public School Notebook paints a bleak picture of the School District’s future, whose success was heavily dependent upon funding. Funding that folks like outgoing Gov. Ed Rendell and Appropriations Chair Dwight Evans would have advocated for.

    While the School District hasn’t helped itself by severely underestimating some of the costs of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s Imagine 2014 plan, this morning’s article highlights the importance of government funding and what the lack of it will mean for the district’s budget and of course, the students who stand to benefit from the Imagine 2014 programs.

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