Friday, March 11, 2011

Governor's budget proposal: response and political fallout

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Two pondering questions loom large:

One, if the Gov's budget proposal comes to pass and PPS needs to cut a couple dozen million from its budget, what could and what should be done in terms of management of the schools?

Two, what impacts are in the political future for the Gov and for PA if these cuts are to pass? Is there going to be fallout? How? Why? When?


Questioner said...

PG article on public school responses to the budget:

The article notes that the cuts amount to $341 per household. Pittsburgh taxpayers could decide to offset the loss of state money by paying this additional amount.

It sure would be nice to have back some of the money PPS spent over the past 6 years, such as $500k to rehash facilities information.

Mark Rauterkus said...

This charter school reimbursement opens a few challenges.

First, trying to get a new charter school opened in a district is going to face SERIOUS opposition. All new charter schools will need to go to the state to over-ride the local objections / denials.

So, if the Gov loves charter schools, zapping the reimbursement to the local district might undermine them.

Anonymous said...

I think it will be easier for Charter Schools. Laws are like mosquito's to this movement.