School funding in Pa, NJ

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Guests: Kevin McCorry, Donna Cooper, John Mooney

Pennsylvania has adopted a new school funding formula, yet the state still distributes money largely without regard for the actual needs of students. In fact, the state gives the most funding per student to districts where enrollment has dropped sharply over the last 25 years. We’ll talk about the funding formula and how the state divides up its education cash, with KEVIN McCORRY, a statewide education reporter for Keystone Crossroads.  We’ll hear from DONNA COOPER, executive director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth as well. And we’ll get an update on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s school funding plan from JOHN MOONEY, education reporter and founding editor and CEO of NJ Spotlight.

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