After nine months of feuding over the state budget, the Pennsylvania legislature–dominated by Republicans–and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf finally reached a deal. Wolf wanted a $400 million increase for education, mostly targeted to help the beleaguered cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The final deal included only half that amount. Pennsylvania will remain the state with the most inequitable funding for the foreseeable future.

 

Pennsylvania has a long way to go to make up for the heavy cuts that former Governor Tom Corbett imposed on the schools.

 

To keep up with the news from Pennsylvania, read the Keystone State Education Coalition’s daily briefings.