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Pennsylvania's school funding fight exits spotlight

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- When Gov. Tom Wolf took office, he told lawmakers that he had a plan to fix Pennsylvania's system of school funding.
  
Four years and a couple of budget fights later, public school advocates say huge gaps still persist between poorer and wealthier districts.
  
The subject didn't rate a mention this past week in the Democrat's first budget speech to the Legislature after his re-election.
  
That prompted grumbling among Democrats, although some in the school-funding trenches say Wolf hasn't given up.
  
They say his silence reflects the difficult politics in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
  
In the meantime, public school advocates are trying to build support for ideas to funnel a bigger share of money to districts that are suffering the most.

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