The $1 billion plan to close the gap between growing and shrinking PA school districts

Wolf this month proposed a billion-dollar solution, helping growing schools in urban centers with higher costs while also protecting shrinking rural districts. Advocates for public education championed the move, but it’s a bridge that would rely on a hefty tax increase on high earners — a nearly impossible sell to many in the legislature, who say households are already hamstrung by increasing property taxes to pay for their schools.

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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer/Spotlight PA, February 18, 2021.