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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Education’s Taxing Problem

The American Interest: America’s schools need cash, but Pennsylvania’s proposed solution—substituting sales taxes for property taxes as a funding source—should get failing marks.

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New Kensington-Arnold gives furlough notices to 33 teachers

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: New Kensington-Arnold gives furlough notices to 33 teachers.

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Guest Column: It’s time to invest in schools – and our kids

Delaware County Daily Times: It’s time to invest in schools – and our kids.

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Greencastle-Antrim school board struggles to fund new budget

Harold-Mail Media: Greencastle-Antrim school board struggles to fund new budget.

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League of Women Voters pushes more school funding, charter school reform

Bucks County Courier Times: League of Women Voters pushes more school funding, charter school reform.

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Area leaders seek key to effective use of dwindling education funding

Tribune-Democrat: Education and business leaders from the Greater Johnstown area turned their focus Tuesday to how inadequate funding can lead to academic struggles, especially for students in poor regions.

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Pennsylvania’s empty promise on property tax reform

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Don’t be duped. School property tax reform won’t lower taxes.

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Studies show racial bias in Pennsylvania school funding

The Reporter: Studies show racial bias in Pennsylvania school funding.

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A looming disaster for Pennsylvania and education

Bucks County Courier Times: A looming disaster for Pennsylvania and education.

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A tax increase by any other name?

Centre Daily Times: On the surface, it’s an appealing bill, if it weren’t for the tradeoff of increases in both sales tax and personal income tax.

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