Commission examines Pennsylvania school funding

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A state commission charged with recommending a school funding formula heard testimony Wednesday about the history and complexity of paying for public education in Pennsylvania.

The group of Corbett administration officials and legislators is required to report to the General Assembly by June 2015. There is interest in many corners in examining how Pennsylvania funds its public schools.

Earlier this week, a group whose members include teachers unions, business groups and religious associations announced it had enlisted former state House member Kathy Manderino, a Democrat who represented Philadelphia, to manage its campaign for a long-term funding formula.

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