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Report Shows Wide Disparities in Opportunities for PA Kids

Public News Service: Joan Benso, president and chief executive of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, pointed to what she called the state’s broken school-funding system as a major factor in the differences.

“The disparities for children that are English-language learners and often low-income, as well as the disparities of children who are African-American and tend to be concentrated in communities of poverty, is that much more egregious than it is for white children statewide,” she said.