Rescue plan for Philadelphia schools: Many ifs, but...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The $140 million package Gov. Corbett presented Sunday to rescue Philadelphia's cash-strapped public schools has tentative written all over it.

The legislature has not yet signed off on key items. The federal piece depends, for now, on what one negotiator called "a handshake on the phone." And some of the numbers are hopeful projections.

But this much is clear: An unusual array of political and business leaders helped craft the latest version of a rescue plan.

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