Political Observers See Hard Legislative Road Ahead For Tom Wolf Getting elected was step #1 for Tom Wolf. Now, how will he deal with Pennsylvania lawmakers?
Philly Schools Funding Proposal Causing Widespread ConsternationMayor Nutter says he's concerned that the proposed graduated split in sales tax proceeds would need approval from the state General Assembly.
City's New "Portfolio Model" Of School Governance Comes In For Harsh CriticismPhiladelphia's new "portfolio model" of school governance came in for some harsh criticism at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Group Wants Continuation of Phila. Sales Tax Hike to Fill School Funding GapA coaltion of organizations wants City Council to approve a one-percent sales tax extension and use all of the proceeds -- about $120 million -- for the Philadelphia schools.
Part 1: The EITC -- What Is It?The Educational Improvement Tax Credit is promoted as a way to provide a better education for poor children, but public education advocates say it actually takes away tax money that could be used to improve schools.
Part 2: Who's Hurt by the EITC?Expanding the program at a time when the state has slashed public school funding is infuriating public education advocates.
Proponents Hail Expanded Education Tax Credit Opponents Call ‘Voucher Light’Pennsylvania has expanded a controversial tax credit program that subsidizes private and religious schools. The expansion doubles the amount of state money going to non-public schools.