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
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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