Editorial: School funding inequity in Pa. is shameful
May 8, 2017 – by the Pottstown Mercury Editorial Board
This newspaper has long been at the forefront of the argument for fair schools funding in Pennsylvania, arguing that the state Constitution guarantees every child a quality education regardless of wealth or address.
Now, two recent studies show the issue is about more than just zip code; it’s also a matter of black and white.
A report last Sunday by Digital First Media reporter Evan Brandt highlighted research which shows that the less white a district’s students are, the wider the funding gap in state basic education dollars.