Pennsylvania governor proposes merging most school districts

Pennsylvania's 500 school districts would be consolidated to 100 or fewer under a proposal offered by Gov. Ed Rendell that would also increase total public school funding by 2.8%. "There is nothing sacrosanct about the need to maintain 500 separate schools districts across the state -- each with its own staggering, and growing, administrative costs," he told the legislature.

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