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Bipartisan state commission to look at education funding

When it comes to sticky policy issues, none quite matches the perennial debate over school funding.

Few, if any, school districts think state funding is adequate, and many poorer school districts – including Philadelphia – believe their allocations fail to match their special needs, and thus cuts end up being even more harmful.

A new, 15-member commission is charged with finding a way to solve that vexing problem, despite limited revenue and the general aversion to statewide tax hikes.

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