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Pennsylvania Audit Slams State Education Department

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Pennsylvania's auditor general last week assailed the state education department as slow to change, beset by apathy, and mired in what he called "bureaucratic ineptness."

In an 81-page report summary, Eugene DePasquale slammed the department for doing little or nothing to help improve 561 schools it identified as low-performing two years ago, not updating its master education plan in 16 years, and letting a former education secretary collect a $140,000 consulting paycheck for essentially doing no work.

A department spokeswoman said officials had reviewed the findings and would be taking steps to implement corrections.

Vol. 35, Issue 08, Page 4

Published in Print: October 14, 2015, as Pennsylvania Audit Slams State Education Department
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