Keystone Progress demands documents about Gov. Corbett’s Philadelphia schools fiscal crisis
(HARRISBURG, PA)—Keystone Progress today filed Right to Know Law requests seeking information from the office of Governor Tom Corbett and the state-run School Reform Commission regarding funding for Philadelphia’s schools.
The request seeks communication between state officials and outside organizations, including the Philadelphia School Partnership and PennCAN.
“We believe the crisis in the Philadelphia public schools was created at the state level,” said Michael Morrill, executive director of Keystone Progress. “Gov. Corbett and his team have mismanaged education funding and cut funding from the Commonwealth. This request for correspondence should reveal who made these decisions and who influenced Corbett to cause this crisis.”
Under Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law, the Governor and the Department of Education have five business days to respond.
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