Schools’ Financial Squeeze Gives Rise To Questions About Future Of Early Education In Pennsylvania

Editor’s note:  If you read the rest of the article you’ll see a list of districts who are struggling.

On Wednesday, we’ll know if Harrisburg will become the first school district in the state to eliminate kindergarten.

Maybe the novel idea to privately pay for kindergarten through tax credits for businesses will come through, maybe it won’t. Maybe the state will suddenly increase school funding.

Or maybe, as parents have feared all spring, 5-year-olds will spend this fall at home instead of in a classroom.

Looking at the school district — another annual deficit, another year of cutting programs, owing $471 million on past projects — it’s easy to think Harrisburg is the worst example of a broken system.

Read more: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/06/schools_financial_squeeze_give.html

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One comment on “Schools’ Financial Squeeze Gives Rise To Questions About Future Of Early Education In Pennsylvania

  1. Another reason why we all should support Rep.Jim Cox of Berks County and his idea of getting rid of school taxes and replace it with sales taxes and state income taxes.Since school taxes go against one’s property and NOT if the property owner has kids in school.I know a lot of people who rent and don’t pay school taxes for their kids.I know more propery owners(myself included)that are REQUIRED to pay school taxes that don’t have any kids in school.I believe Rep. Cox has the best idea yet.Eliminate the school tax and replace it with state and sales taxes.I believe we will get more money for schools that way,because more people will be funding schools.With sales taxes the renters,people on welfare,and every other type of non-homer will help to fund schools.

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