Scott Wagner supported former Gov. Corbett’s devastating $1 billion education cuts and now says it is his “mission” to slash more funding from our public schools.
“But every time a student opts to take the money, the same number of dollars would be subtracted from his or her home district. In theory, that could reach about 1.7 billion dollars, a fifth of the amount spent by the state on K-12 public education.”
“Since the governor took office, Pennsylvania has made sustained investments in education, including restoring the cuts made under the previous administration, increasing the number of children able to attend pre-kindergarten by nearly 50 percent, and enacting a fair funding formula.”
Governor Wolf also reduced standardized tests for Pennsylvania students and under his leadership, graduation rates have risen. Times Leader, 2/03/18
Tom Wolf knows that a strong public education system will expand economic opportunities and help keep, create, and attract good jobs in Pennsylvania. A good public education system is not just the right thing to do; it is what drives a healthy, vibrant economy – something that’s good for all of us in Pennsylvania.