(Jan 7) Deficit, time limit subdue educational expectations in Pennsylvania

By Megan Harris  Published: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:36 p.m.

Charter school reform and a new special education funding formula top the educational wish list of Pennsylvania’s legislative committee leaders, despite a projected budget deficit of up to $1.4 billion.

“Of course, we’d like to think we’re going to get more dollars for education,” said Rep. Paul Clymer, a Bucks County Republican and House education committee chair, “but we’re less than 30 days from a budget proposal. Whatever happens, we’ll have to use what we’re given wisely.”

Gov. Tom Corbett presents his budget on Feb. 4, opening a four-month debate some legislators say is unlikely to sway toward education. The 2014-15 session will open on Tuesday.

Full story: Deficit, time limit subdue educational expectations in Pennsylvania Megan Harris, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/6/14

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