Stigall On Phila. Public School System: ‘There Is Always A Budget Gap And Never A Discussion As To Why’
Chris Stigall criticized School Reform Commission Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Nutter for not being satisfied with Governor Corbett’s decision to extend money to Philadelphia schools
Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke continue wrangling over a plan that would bring the School District an extra $120-million for the coming year.
The group is gathered as part of the National Day of Action.
Laporshia Massey died Sept. 25 after school staff twice called home to say she felt sick. Burch, though, said he was told she could make it through the day. Instead, he rushed the sixth-grader to a hospital when she got home, only to have her lose consciousness on the way. She died a short time later.
Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.
Philadelphia’s mayor and council president have very different ideas about where to find money for public schools.
The rhetoric is rising in City Council in the debate over whether to overhaul Philadelphia’s property tax structure in a way that gives the School District an extra $94 million.
Philadelphia City Council is on its very long summer vacation after passing a property tax increase for the schools. But some players in the school drama say there are struggles ahead.
New Jersey Senate Republicans are being asked to unite behind an education strategy that includes giving the Legislature power to determine school funding amounts even in poor districts.
Chris reviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. He talks to Phillies TV Play-by-Play Announcer Tom McCarthy about the series with the Reds and Political Analyst Rich Zeoli about the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling to increase education funding to poor districts.
A ruling Tuesday from the New Jersey Supreme Court orders the state to spend more money on the poorest school districts despite Governor Chris Christie’s efforts to balance the budget.
During a town hall meeting in Evesham this past week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a warning for residents throughout the state. A decision due shortly from the state’s highest court could have some dramatic effects on everyone.
A judge’s decision in New Jersey could prove troublesome to the Christie Administration as it attempts to reign in state spending. The issue: adequate funding of public schools.