Monday, December 29, 2014

Should public schools ask businesses and foundations to kick in when government won't?

READER POLL

Should public schools ask businesses and foundations to kick in when government won’t?

Yes, the nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership hopes to pump $100 million into expanding strong schools
 
  217 (42.2%)
No, schools deserve adequate government support
 
  221 (43.0%)
Yes, but only until economic times improve
 
  117 (22.8%)
No, these efforts won't assure schools' survival for the long-term
 
  235 (45.7%)
Total votes = 514
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Good to see foundations helping city schools


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