Bill Cosby: 'No more cuts' for Pa. schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. - August 19, 2009 Cosby joined Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell at a news conference that celebrated steady improvements in Pennsylvania's standardized test scores in math and reading. Rendell and Cosby also criticized Senate Republicans' plan to provide less money for public schools than the Democratic governor has proposed.

Cosby, a Philadelphia native and a well-known education advocate, began and ended his brief speech by declaring "No more cuts!"

He said taxpayers get their money's worth from their investment in public schools. He said it costs less than $5,000 a year to educate a young person but $33,000 a year to incarcerate an adult.

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