(Sept 5) Corbett’s key electoral battleground — the classroom, not the campaign trail

John L. Micek
The Patriot-News / pennlive.com

If there’s one enemy that Gov. Tom Corbett has spent more time fighting than the Democrats who are gunning for his job, it’s the enduring claim that the Republican gutted Pennsylvania’s public schools as he slashed $1 billion in state support during his first year in office, leading to widespread cuts in programs and teachers losing their jobs.

And as a new Harper poll made clear this week, Pennsylvania voters aren’t about to let go of that debate either.

The 665 respondents to the automated poll taken on Tuesday and Wednesday were evenly split on whether Corbett had credibly explained the cuts, which he’s long blamed on the disappearance of federal stimulus money.

Full story: Corbett’s key electoral battleground — the classroom, not the campaign trail, by John L. Micek, The Patriot-News/pennlive.com, 09/05/14

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