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Education advocates took the PA Capitol — and Twitter — by storm last week to urge state lawmakers to invest at least $100 million more in basic education in the new budget.

Advocates with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding said the increase is necessary to avoid deeper school budget cuts to programs and staff that would hurt students.

"We cannot go back on the commitment to our kids," said John Callahan, the assistant executive director of the PA School Boards Association. The $100 million increase is "the minimum we need to succeed."


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