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PICA says Philly finances doing better, schools still in big trouble

By the Notebook on Jun 18, 2013 01:33 PM

by Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks

As the budget process in Philadelphia nears a conclusion, the group that oversees the city's finances is cleaning off its magnifying glass to take a look.

Sam Katz, head of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, says that with the city receiving a boost to its bond rating this week, taking care of the public schools appears to be the biggest problem. He says the city, state, and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers all need to be part of the solution.

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The only time teachers are asked to be "part of the solution" is when these idiots want them to give up rights, money and benefits. When are teachers ever asked what they think might be a solution?
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