Do you know that Pennsylvania ranks 46th in the state’s share of K-12 education funding? Most states cover 47 percent of school costs, but PA contributes only 38 percent. State funding for classroom costs has declined since 2013 by $155.3 million. Increases in state education appropriations don’t keep pace with rising costs; the funding gap between Pennsylvania’s low- and high-wealth districts is the nation’s largest. Local revenues average 56 percent of school funding.
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