The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would partially undo the state's seniority protections for teachers, while also allowing school districts to make layoffs for financial reasons – a practice that is now barred.
The bill would allow school districts to ignore seniority when deciding to lay off the small minority of the state's teachers who have below proficient ratings.
Gov. Wolf says a vote for his education budget will be a vote for lower property taxes in Pennsylvania.
But while Republicans say they would welcome the tax relief, they're not sold on the governor's plan to increase spending overall.
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."