A few weeks ago, Gov. Tom Corbett told a Philadelphia talk radio host he had found a few extra billion dollars for Pennsylvania’s public schools.
No, he didn’t announce new state grants. Nor did he offer to give more money back to districts for charter school expenses or special education.
Instead, he said, school district themselves are sitting on a pile of money, a combined $3.2 billion in reserves — “savings accounts” that could be used to prevent tax increases.