Corbett to Philly: Fix your own schools

In Philadelphia’s local independent weekly, an op-ed by Daniel Denvir states, ” Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed public school ‘rescue package,’ currently making its way through the legislature, is a destructive joke … The $140 million … falls far short … The plan shifts the burden for funding city schools onto those who can least afford it.… The plan also requires a staggering $133 million in concessions from union workers … a nod to the folks who want to break Philadelphia’s teachers union … Corporate leaders have vigorously opposed business tax hikes to aid city schools … Education historian Diane Ravitch and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten sent a letter to US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, urging that he intervene.

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