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That's 40 cents per child.

A 12-year-old girl got sick late last month while she was at her Philadelphia school -- a school without a full-time nurse. She died later that day.

Is this any way to try to educate children?

Philadelphia public schools are opening Monday without many of the basics any reasonable person would expect. Paper, for example. Guidance counselors. Nurses.

No funding formula + underfunding + massive charter and non-public expansion + experimental "reform" = Philadelphia schools crisis today.

A teacher details how enormous budget cuts will affect him, his colleagues and his students.

Randi Weingarten and Diane Ravitch ask Arne Duncan to do something to stop the decimation of public education in Philadelphia.

This is on the heels of a "doomsday" school budget for 2013-14 that has no funding for things as basic as paper and new books.

Gone is funding for paper, new books, counselors, librarians, assistant principals and more. Really.

A coalition of parents and civil rights groups filed a complaint with Philadelphia's Ethics Board requesting an investigation into whether the Boston Consulting Group, private donors, and the William Penn Foundation acted as lobbyists and principals to influence policy in the School District of Philadelphia. Here's why the complaint was filed.

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