Originally published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewhttps://triblive.com/opinion/david-p-hardy-where-is-all-the-education-money-going/
State and national media are spotlighting Pennsylvania’s education funding system in the wake of a long-awaited Commonwealth Court decision. While the court did not issue a specific remedy, it acknowledged failures within the state’s education funding system. The court called for reforms that give all our students a meaningful opportunity to succeed.
This ruling is momentous toward introducing revolutionary, innovative solutions to Pennsylvania’s broken education system. Any family trapped in a low-performing — even dangerous — neighborhood school will tell you it’s time to fundamentally reform how we fund student learning.
But right as we should be thinking outside the box, the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA) released its annual “State of Education” report that echoes the same, trite conclusion that it does every year: School districts just need more money.
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