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Philly education budget cuts – Leaves only 40 cents per student

Washington Post

Washington Post Philadelphia public school parents and local advocacy groups protest the School Reform Commission’s recent move to cancel the contract for teachers, nurses and staff, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, on the front steps of the school district building in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Jessica Griffin)

The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project highlights an article in the Washington Post that underscores the importance of investing in education in Philadelphia (and elsewhere), so that children have meaningful options and opportunities. “You can’t even buy groceries for $160, let alone run a school for 400 kids for a year, that’s 40 cents per child. To read the full article, click here.

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