Philadelphia schools are showing signs of distress, and more state funding is a necessary part of the solution. Pennsylvania courts may soon decide that more funding is required. Here’s a look at the numbers in Philadelphia underlying the problem.

Philadelphia’s public schools urgently need financial support. Almost five years into the Philadelphia School District’s pursuit of “Action Plan 3.0,” the district’s roadmap to achieve its major goals, the district has run up against the limits of its capacity and faces new challenges in light of the poor physical state of its schools.