Tackling the catch-22 of school funding, Pottstown Mercury

June 16, 2010

"Part four of four parts on the First Suburbs

The thing about a catch-22 is it's hard to know where to start.

Some say the quality of education and programs in Pottstown is slipping simply because the school district can't raise enough money from its crumbling tax base. Others say the taxes in Pottstown are too high, because of school district spending, which is why the town can't attract businesses to shore up the tax base.

The short answer is "yes." Both things are true; each affects the other. Each is both the beginning and the end of a problem." For the complete article, please click