Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pennsylvania Retained Healthy Student-To-Teacher Ratios Despite Cuts

The Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News (2/27, Veronikis, 73K) reports that "Pennsylvania cut nearly $900 million in public education funding this year, and schools would lose at least $80 million more under Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2012-13 state budget." The article adds, "Teacher layoffs have stretched from the suburban districts that often rank among the nation's best, such as Cumberland Valley, to the urban districts that had been promised extra money and help from the state." However, despite the cuts, "most central Pennsylvania districts have better student-to-teacher ratios compared with the national average of 15.1 students per teacher."

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