Gov. Tom Corbett got a bit of a rude welcome in Philly last night when he spoke to a Chamber of Commerce group. Protesters clogged the streets and took up positions on the red carpet leading into the hotel.
They’re angry that the governor is proposing funding to build new prisons while continuing to hold the lid on education spending.
Of course, Corbett has been the target of wrath from parents in Upper Darby, who are seeking a meeting with him to talk about the fire financial straits in their district, where officials are laying off teachers, hiking taxes, and changing curriculum, cutting “special” classes in art, music, language and technology in the elementary and middle schools.
This morning Corbett will be addressing the situation in Upper Darby again when he sits down with Dom Giordano on The Big Talker WPHT 1210AM. Dom will have the governor on for a full hour from 10-11 a.m.
And we’ll also be focusing once again on Upper Darby tonight on our live-stream Internet broadcast, “Live From the Newsroom.”
We'll be joined by state Sen. Ted Erickson, R-26, of Newtown, whose district covers Upper Darby, Larry Feinberg of the Keystone State Education Coalition and a member of the Haverford School board; and Joe Batory, a former Superintendent of Upper Darby who has been critical of the current cuts.
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