Pennsylvania budget ideas: the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center in Harrisburg

The Patriot-News reached out to conservative-leaning and liberal-leaning groups and individuals to gather their thoughts on alternatives to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s first stab at budget-making. Here’s what the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center in Harrisburg had to say: Education: Pennsylvania should maintain funding in public schools at 2010-11 levels. Reducing state funding for education by $1 billion as the governor proposes will force school districts to raise property taxes, while cutting courses, increasing class sizes, and eliminating programs that help students get into college. This budget would force many school districts to eliminate full-day kindergarten and preschool programs that many working parents rely upon. And it deals a serious blow to the poorest school districts who stand to lose the most under the plan.

Read The Patriot-News article here.

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