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7 minutes with Gov. Corbett on school spending, competing priorities

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Gov. Corbett of Pennsylvania came to WHYY's studios Friday to answer a wide array of questions from various reporters during an hourlong visit.

Aside from NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller's interview, the conversations weren't intended to be broadcast in their entirety.

But upon reviewing the tape – considering the importance of education as an issue in this election – I decided to post my full, unedited seven-minute conversation with Corbett, who is seeking election to a second term.

Some of what the Republican incumbent says will become content for analysis pieces in the coming weeks, as well as for our hourlong election special hosted by senior reporter Dave Davies. That's slated to air at the end of the month.

Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will be here this Friday morning to face a similar array of questions. I plan to post my unedited interview with him next week.

The candidates' positions on issues besides education -- including taxes, fiscal policy, economic development and energy -- will also be compared and contrasted.

Here's a sample of Corbett's responses to my education questions.

Read the rest of this story at NewsWorks








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Kevin McCorry

Kevin is WHYY/NewsWorks' senior education writer.