When it comes to disparities in school funding, Pennsylvania is leading the country.
Community members gathered Wednesday in the Springfield High School auditorium in Delaware County to hear about the imbalance that has wealthier districts getting more state funds than poorer ones.
Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter has made headlines recently for blasting the field of candidates running to take his job.
Specifically, he says that all of their plans to meet the School District's funding needs are "bogus."
The independent political committee supporting State Sen. Anthony Williams for Philadelphia mayor has made another major TV ad buy, bringing the group's media spending to more than $1 million, more than all the other candidates and committees in the race combined.
The committee, called American Cities, is backed by three wealthy financial executives who are avid supporters of school choice. I wrote more about them in a post yesterday.
Considering that education sits atop voter-issue lists going into the May 19 primaries, it's no surprise that most of the announced Democratic candidates for mayor will attend tonight's public forum at the G.W. Childs School, 16th and Wharton Streets.
Superintendents may get whiplash from trying to keep up with what Harrisburg wants them to do with proposed state funding. A partisan battle is heating up over state education dollars that school districts don't have -- and may not even see.