At Philly governor's office, 100 press for fair funding formula for schools

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Philadelphia was one of 90 cities nationwide in which education advocates gathered to stage events designed to highlight "how dis-investment in public education is damaging our communities."

In the wintry dusk of South Broad Street, the group halted traffic as it chanted call-and-response attacks on the governor's education record, later marching around City Hall as both the temperature and the light fell in the frigid December air.

The formula would be fair, advocates say, if the state used a transparent, data-driven metric when portioning out its education budget to its 500 school districts.

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