By Chris Stigall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 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 to ensure they open on time next month for the beginning of the school year.
Stigall believes the SRC has escaped their fair share of the blame for the funding crisis.
“When is it your problem, Philadelphia public school system? When is it on you, Dr. Hite? When is it your fault? When is enough money enough money? Can anyone answer that question? It’s never enough money. There’s always a budget gap and there is never a discussion as to why. It’s just handout, raise taxes, give us more or else. ‘Or else the kids won’t be safe, or else we won’t open our doors, or else we’ll have to fire people, or else some threat every year.’ You can set your watch to it. We’re going to be treated to it every year. Philadelphia public schools with their hands out and it’s everyone else’s problem.”