And yet, there is a lot of information lost in this simplification of the problem. Aside from the fact that the state already took over the school system in 2001, people forget that two years ago, Governor Corbett reduced the state's contribution to the education budget by over $1 billion! The Education Law Center was kind enough to put together a report explaining the details of this cut and how it would affect the thousands of kids in low income areas (like Philadelphia).
Perhaps if there was a fourth option presented, there would be more even-handedness in the answers. I'm thinking something like:
Reinstate the Accountability Block Grant to its 2010-2011 levels in order to provide the needed funding to fill the budget gap in Philadelphia, Chester-Upland, and other school districts.