Pennsylvania Education Secretary Gerald Zahorchak continues the administration's scare tactics and ininaccurate propaganda claiming that the $27.3 billion PA House budget would force schools to increase property taxes and children would stop learning.
We have already debunked this rhetoric with facts:
- School districts will receive an average 12% increase in funding
- Property taxes have gone up regardless of state aid increases
- Dramatically higher spending has not improved academic performance, despite what the rigged "costing-out" study claims
- "State of the art" buildings are the fastest growing cost-driver in education, and as schools have more funding to spend, they spend a higher share on buildings.