Education Funding Skews Toward Wealthy Districts Long Term

Since 2008, school districts with a low income population and high property tax rate, like Pottstown, have absorbed up to 10 times more of the $1.5 billion in cuts to state education funding than wealthier districts, according to a study released in the shadow of a state budget proposal which proposes even more cuts for Pottstown.

The study was released by the Education Law Center, a state-wide organization with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh that advocates for “Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable children.”

Click here to read the full article published in The Mercury (March 4, 2012).

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