Pottstown Mercury: Eliminating school property taxes will hurt poorer districts

This is going from one extreme to another. Today state appropriations shamefully provide only 37 percent of total school funding, fourth lowest support in the country. Shifting $12 billion from local to state will move state support to above 80 percent, the third highest in the country. A more balanced approach would aim to be modestly above the national average of 47 percent.

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