Corbett’s ‘Ready to Learn’ education budget favors wealthier schools, advocates say
February 7, 2014 – by Kevin McCorry, Newsworks – Here’s an accurate headline you could have written about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address earlier this week: Corbett calls for $387 million in increased state education funding.
But many education advocates are quick to say that hardly tells the full story.
They say the majority of this proposed funding increase is a one-time influx of cash that’s delivered with many strings attached.
Corbett’s “Ready to Learn” grant initiative calls for $240 million to be distributed to the state’s 500 school districts by way what the governor’s team calls a predictable, transparent, student-based formula.