Like many public schools across the nation, Chester Upland School District is facing hard times. Thanks to PA Governor "Tommy-gun" Corbett, funding for many p[public schools is woefully inadequate. Instead of levying a tax on natural gas production, Tom decided to sacrifice education. Thanks to Ellen Degeneres, teachers at Columbus Elementary School received a check from JC Penney for $100,000 to help. The school district has had to cut 40% of the teaching staff and 50% of the support staff. Teachers are working without pay for as long as they can! We are waiting for the Governor to work without pay as well...as long as he can. Tom got lots of dough from the natural gas industry to support his gubernatorial campaign.
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