Tuesday, February 4, 2014

PHILLY GOP IS ENCOURAGED BY THE NEW LEADERSHIP OF PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS

Philadelphia Republican City Committee
Hon. John J. Taylor, Chairman

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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PHILLY GOP IS ENCOURAGED BY THE NEW LEADERSHIP OF PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS
Philadelphia, PA, February 4, 2014:  Chairman of the Philadelphia Republican City Committee State Representative John Taylor praised Governor Corbett on his bold decision to nominate, and the State Senate on their decision to confirm, two new members to the School Reform Commission.  “Bill Green and Farah Jimenez will bring a breath of fresh air to the School Reform Commission, they are the type of leaders we need to help our students realize their full potential,” stated Taylor. 
            Taylor also praised the Governor for including more funding in the 2014 budget for Education stating, “The Governor realizes the importance of education in the Commonwealth, as well as in Philadelphia, as shown in the increase in financing for the coming school year while keeping a keen eye on how that money is spent.”
Taylor set the record straight by previously responding to falsehoods with respect to funding by stating “Philadelphia schools received $983,928,923 in Basic Education Funds (BEF) for 2013-14. This is the largest yearly funding allocation from the state that the district has ever received under the [current] BEF formula.”
“The School District of Philadelphia received $1,072,038,281 during the last year of the Rendell administration in 2010-11. $878,191,207 was in state basic education funds and $193,847,074 came from federal stimulus dollars.”
“Absent the federal stimulus dollars, the basic state education funding under the Rendell administration was almost $100 million less than the current basic education dollars that the school district is currently receiving under Corbett.”


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