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Hite talks tax increases, ‘Friends of’ groups, and his own tenure

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

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In each of the last few years, the Philadelphia School District has asked the city and state governments to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue.

The District has said that the increased funding would allow it to greatly increase educational outcomes for the city’s children.

Those funding requests never came close to being fulfilled. But this year, plans at the city and state level are on the table to nearly fulfill the District’s $309 million request.

WHYY/NewsWorks‘ Kevin McCorry sat down with Superintendent William Hite to discuss a wide range of topics, including the prospect of additional revenue, the role of "Friends of" groups, and his own long-term plans.

Read the rest of this story at NewsWorks

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