On June 17, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, William Hite and School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green put on a full-court press through the media to convince City Council to approve a higher borrowing level for the School District, warning of hundreds of teacher layoffs and other dire consequences if lawmakers don't act.

In response, Council President Darrell Clarke accused the District of "dealing with a ... budget deficit of its own making" and of "disrespect" for the city's taxpayers.

Full story: thenotebook.org/blog/147371/district-ratchets-pleas-more-funds-council-digs-deeper

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