Guest Editorial…Change how state funds public schools

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Some momentum is building in the fight to fairly fund Pennsylvania public schools.

Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, and the mayor of the state’s largest city, Philadelphia’s Michael Nutter, a Democrat, agreed this week that something needs to be done to make school funding in the commonwealth more fair.

Nutter used a recent appearance at a Martin Luther King Jr. birthday ceremony to call for full funding of public schools, including changes in the formula used for funding Pennsylvania schools.

The mayor has been criticized by some for not being more aggressive in lobbying Corbett for more education funding in the midst of the Philadelphia School District’s drastic cuts to staff and services.

At the King Day ceremony attended by the governor, Nutter spoke passionately about the importance of full funding of public schools.

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