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.