BRIEF: Rethinking Philadelphia Taxes to Fund Education

Marc Stier |

At PBPC, we have long argued that the education of Philadelphians shouldn’t be a responsibility of the city alone. Yet, as we struggle to encourage Harrisburg to meet its responsibilities to the children of this state, Mayor Kenny is right to prepare the city to increase its spending on education. This Reports and Briefing Papers takes a closer look at Philadelphia’s best options to pay for K-12 education, starting with delaying the reductions in the city wage tax and business taxes built into the five-year plan.