Pennsylvania's gubernatorial primary is just a few weeks away. With four Democrats left in the race, we're taking a look at what sets each of them apart.
Once a week until the primary, WHYY-FM's Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn will interview our beat reporters about where the candidates stand on some of the issues we cover. This week will be about education with WHYY's Kevin McCorry.
Polls are showing that hands-down, education is the most important issue for voters heading to the polls later this month.
The gubernatorial candidates — State Treasurer Rob McCord, former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, and York businessman Tom Wolf — agree on most education-related issues.
All four want to abolish Philadelphia's School Reform Commission, increase early-childhood education programs, enact tougher reforms on the charter school sector, and re-evaluate the formula for distributing state aid. They also have specific proposals that set them apart from one another.