Here's my question:

Where do these two stories dovetail?

The first is about education financing problems in Pennsylvania, where schools that rely heavily on state aid are in danger of closing (one district can't afford to pay its teachers) while charter schools flourish (or at least don't face the same magnitude of cuts because they get funding from other sources). 

The second is about how Maine schools (many of which rely heavily on state aid) just found out the magnitude of their own forthcoming cuts. We don't have charter schools in Maine yet, but we will starting next year.

Are people concerned about creating a similar dynamic to the one that now exists in Pennsylvania?  

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