Category Archive: advocate

Back the Budget Surplus to Work for Public Schools

      CALL TO ACTION       Governor Wolf’s proposed budget would fully implement the Fair Funding Formula and provide additional support so that no district ends up worse off. This would mean nearly $176 million more in state Basic Education Funding support, and over $11 million more in state Special Education Funding, for […]

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School District Fact Sheets & Webinar Follow-up

See the original post here: https://mailchi.mp/paschoolswork/join-us-wednesday-814850?e=3d6f4b3621 Updated Pennsylvania School District Fact Sheets Rising mandated costs are an increasing problem for school districts across Pennsylvania, and funding from the state is not keeping up with costs. The PA Schools Work campaign this week released our updated 2021 school district fact sheets, which provide information on state […]

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Pa. gets chance to fix broken school funding systems – Letter to the editor

Please take a few minutes to read this and check out this upcoming event https://enewspaper.mcall.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=27e51957-ed75-43c4-9c16-3190d739baea

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ALERT: Oppose Harrisburg’s plan to take hundreds of millions of dollars from our public schools

From Education Voters of PA:   On Monday, June 7th, the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted to advance legislation that would take hundreds of millions of dollars away from students in our local public schools and steer this money into private/religious schools, tax breaks for businesses, and an expansion of unaccountable charter schools. Every year […]

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WEBINAR TOMORROW: State of the PA Budget & Public School Funding

Tomorrow’s Webinar – The PA State Budget and the Generational Opportunity to Fund Public Education Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9 at noon, we will be joined by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier and Education Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Susan Spicka to talk about how state legislators have the opportunity to make a bold investment […]

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Join for a quick update on Harrisburg’s plans for public education

From Education Voters of PA, don’t miss out on this opportunity today. Over the next month, PA lawmakers and Governor Wolf will be negotiating a budget that is supposed to be signed into law by June 30th. What happens over the next month could have a profound impact on Pennsylvania’s educational landscape. And lawmakers appear to […]

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Education Voters of PA Needs Your Help

We are sharing this post from Education Voters of PA. There are plenty of ways to help and support a cause, this is 1. Education Voters is a go-to resource for information, for advocacy, and for following what is happening in Harrisburg. And we have been a leading force in Pennsylvania’s education advocacy and policy […]

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The Fight for Adequate and Equitable Education Funding Post-Pandemic

Topic: The Fight for Adequate and Equitable Education Funding Post-Pandemic Description: PA Schools Have Never Had a Bailout Like This…It may never happen again. PA Needs Consistency School Funding, and we need your help to convince the legislature that increased state funding is an urgent priority. Join us to learn strategies to demand that your elected […]

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It’s time to Level Up school funding in PA

from Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA: Pennsylvania has among the widest funding gaps in the country between high-wealth and low-wealth school districts. The severe underfunding for students in less affluent districts is the reason behind the school funding lawsuit, which is set to go to trial in September of this year. Recently, […]

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Pennsylvania Legislature Letter

Pennsylvanians for Fair Funding has prepared a letter to Governor Wolf, PA House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler, and PA Senate President pro tempore Jacob Corman, that stresses that fair funding for Pennsylvania public schools must be a top priority this budget season. They need your help to make this letter land with the impact our children deserve! Please sign […]

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