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Opinion | Pittsburgh Public Schools should not reopen until the fall

Opinion | Pittsburgh Public Schools should not reopen until the fall

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist April 2, 2021
Many people think that schools can reopen because children are less likely to catch and transmit the virus.
A lawsuit claims that Pennsylvania public school funding is unfair because it relies too heavily on local tax dollars and discriminates against underprivileged districts.

Editorial: Lawsuit could be a step towards equity in Pa. education funding

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 3, 2019
Where the state government has failed to solve the problem of inequity in education funding, this lawsuit could be a step towards a solution.
The implementation of Pennsylvania’s Homestead Exclusion Amendment will allow local governments to vote to exempt up to 100 percent of a home’s median assessed value from property taxes. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Don’t make students foot the bill for tax cuts

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist November 28, 2017

As our fellow Pitt students once again embark on the often overwhelming journey that is apartment hunting for next year, the voters of Pennsylvania may be inadvertently raising our rental costs. At...

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