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Gov. Corbett's budget fails Pennsylvania students - again
For the third consecutive year, Gov. Tom Corbett proposed a state budget that fails Pennsylvania's students, ignores the school funding crisis he created, and uses public school students as bargaining chips to achieve an ideological agenda. Learn more.
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Facts about PA school funding
A recent survey of school district officials confirms what educators, parents, and students already know: State budget cuts are hurting our schools - and things are getting worse.
Members of the PA Association of School Administrators (PASA) and the PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) participated in an annual school budget survey during the fall of 2012.
Survey responses indicate that, for a second consecutive year, school districts’ are forced to consider program cuts and furloughs, unless state and local funding improves. School districts made significant cuts as a result of Gov. Corbett’s school funding cuts.
Without additional state and local funding, school districts will be forced to cut even more programs and jobs, further limiting students’ opportunities to learn.
As of October 2012:
- 70 percent of school districts are increasing class size
- 43 percent are cutting art, music, physical education, electives, and advanced placement courses
- 45 percent are cutting field trips and extracurricular activities including sports
- 75 percent are furloughing employees or cutting positions through attrition
- 35 percent reduced tutoring and extended learning opportunities that provide extra help for struggling students
- 21 percent eliminated summer school programs that provide students the opportunity to make up academic credit that will allow them to graduate on time