"The vultures are circling York City School District which is one of 4 Pa. districts placed in state-mandated financial recovery under a new law they said would hold to account school districts that have failed taxpayers and students alike,. But in August state officials denied the district’s request to be removed from recovery. And, all the while, York City property owners never get a whiff of tax relief. The district faces an onslaught of special interests and right-wing politicians conspiring to undermine the very idea of public education itself. It’s no secret that Republicans and private interests are working throughout the country to privatize education. The “school choice” red herring only serves to line investors’ pockets and rob taxpayers of accountability. And, judging by recent history, the enemies of public education are targeting Pennsylvania’s weakest districts first. "