Philadelphia schools are losing $300 million state dollars, according to Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget plan, and the School District of Philadelphia is more than $400 million in the hole. Doesn’t matter what grade you’re in; that math’s not pretty.
As part of Corbett’s plan to cut education funding, the city’s schools make up about a quarter of the state education cuts. Even though, as the Public School Notebook reports, Philadelphia serves about a tenth of all the students in the states.
WHYY’s Tom MacDonald reported yesterday on plans to cut a portion of the administration budget, but far more is needed to close the gap. The district is hosting two public input meetings next week.