Episode 15: What happens when a public school district is underfunded?

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     East High cheerleaders perform at halftime during a high school basketball game between the East Warriors and the General McLane Lancers in Erie, Pennsylvania. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    East High cheerleaders perform at halftime during a high school basketball game between the East Warriors and the General McLane Lancers in Erie, Pennsylvania. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Erie, Pennsylvania has public schools that have been underfunded for years. And today, the school district is in a dire situation. Erie’s story raises broader questions about education equality, and to what extent kids can be successful when they go to schools with limited resources. In this episode, you’ll hear from a range of people — including parents, teachers, students, and school officials — about what the impact has been.

     

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