The FeedEditionsJobsDonateJune Event
Philly Education News + Views Independent. Reader-Supported.
Menu
Menu
Philly Education News + Views
Independent. Reader-Supported

Philly schools a big issue in controller debate

a

a

a

by Holly Otterbein for NewsWorks

City controller candidates Alan Butkovitz and Terry Tracy might be running for the most overlooked office in Philadelphia, but their feisty debate Tuesday night centered on the hottest topic in the city: the cash-strapped School District.

The face-off, co-sponsored by the Committee of Seventy, the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia and Young Involved Philadelphia, took place at WHYY.

Butkovitz, the incumbent Democrat, is running for his third term as controller. Tracy, a GOP newcomer, is an underdog in the bright-blue city where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 6 to 1.

Tracy said Butkovitz has failed to throughly scrutinize the School District's finances. As controller, Tracy said, he would increase and strengthen school audits.

Read the rest of this story at NewsWorks

Get the Notebook in your inbox

Notes from the news
Weekly newsletter
Promotions

Recent Articles

SRC adopts budget with fund balance and warns of 'structural deficit' ahead Views on equity in new Pa. school funding formula are clashing Notes from the news - May 27 Update: SRC tables non-renewal resolutions for Olney, Stetson Notes from the news - May 26