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Cash-Strapped Philadelphia Schools Ask Parents To Fill Gaps

NPR | Sept. 10, 2013 2:20 p.m.

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Jeff Brady

The Philadelphia school system was forced to cut millions of dollars from its budget, lay off hundreds of employees and shutter nearly two dozen schools to help close a billion dollar shortfall. Some principals are asking parents to “contribute” as much as $600 per student to help pay for basic supplies and the school superintendent threatened to delay the start of classes this month until the city kicked in $50 million to cover the minimum level of staffing.

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