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Education advocates waiting for specifics on Corbett spending plan

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

by NewsWorks Staff

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Education saw the largest boost in spending in Gov. Corbett’s budget proposal. He is seeking additional funding for special education programs, early learning grants, and higher education scholarships.

But the big increase proposed is not for the state’s main pot of funding for schools, but for a block grant program called "Ready to Learn." NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller discussed the governor’s education spending priorities with Susan Gobreski, executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania.

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