The Philadelphia school system will spend over $3 billion for the first time next year. That works out to $18,500 per student in a failing school system and most likely leaves out significant costs like teacher health and retirement funds. Maybe it has something to do with the 84 administrative departments burning through funds that should be used to educate children.
In 2007 I highlighted the growing spending insanity in Philadelphia schools and noted that tens millions of dollars could be saved every year through even a small school choice program.
Pennsylvania’s small, successful, and popular donation tax credits system for private scholarships is already saving money and children from failing schools.
In this economy, Pennsylvania can’t afford not to have more school choice.