Rendell Administration Continues to Lie on Education Funding

Pennsylvania Education Secretary Gerald Zahorchak continues the administration’s scare tactics and ininaccurate propaganda claiming that the $27.3 billion PA House budget would force schools to increase property taxes and children would stop learning.

We have already debunked this rhetoric with facts:

What is new to the debate is this – and school boards are well aware of it, even though Zahorchak sent his latest tale of macabre to all school board members – school districts have already set property taxes for the coming year.  Unlike the state, they passed their budgets on time, and set tax rates.  Many did so based on the expectation of aid under SB 850.