Updated: Survey Of Pa. School Officials Predicts Widespread Staff Cuts And Property Tax Hikes

Jun 7, 2016

Students arrive on the first day of school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Credit Matt Rourke / AP Photo

A survey of Pennsylvania superintendents and school business officials offers a bleak portrait of the state of education in the commonwealth.

With mandated costs growing faster than revenues, districts across the state report that they are planning to cut staff, increase class sizes, and curtail programs and extracurriculars — all while hiking local property taxes...


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