Governor Corbett wants new school funding formula

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 22, 2014 11:40 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett says Pennsylvania's system of school funding isn't fair and should be changed.

The Republican governor says he wants ``a true funding system'' that is fair to all schools, not simply for individual districts.

He says the state doesn't have a role in negotiating how the funding it supplies gets spent, but he's not optimistic that will be changed.

Corbett took questions after announcing he wants a $2 million increase in the state's funding for domestic violence and rape crisis centers.

The governor will lay out his spending proposal for next year during a budget address in less than two weeks.

Corbett is running for another term this year, and his handling of education funding is a major campaign issue.

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