School advocates prepare to defend a funding boost

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell holds a news conference at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

August 8, 2010 5:57:06 PM PDT
If, as expected, Gov. Ed Rendell and legislative leaders start talking this week about scratching almost 1 percent out of Pennsylvania's $28 billion budget, the billions the state sends to public schools for instruction and operations will be Target No. 1.