While the country has been battling a deadly pandemic for more than a year and schools remain closed, the Pennsylvania education system receives more federal assistance than the health care systems.
Keystone State collected more than $ 34 billion in federal aid, including through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, endorsed by the Commonwealth Foundation think tank.
But most of the money doesn’t go to Department of Health programs, Medicaid, assisted living and nursing homes, vaccine distribution, hospitals, and other health care providers.
Public education received 29% ($ 10.1 billion) of aid, while 24% ($ 8.2 billion) went to healthcare.
The Pennsylvania-based think tank found that while nursing homes received $ 944 million in grants from the Covid-19 grant aid, the Philadelphia School District alone received $ 1.8 billion. – READ MORE
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