Category Archive: fair funding

Rep. Joe Ciresi shares his thoughts on HB 272

We recently reached out to Rep. Joe Ciresi to share his thoughts on his co-sponsored House Bill, HB 272. We appreciate him taking the time to share with our group. The pursuit of progress in government never ends. Since Pennsylvania adopted its state constitution in 1776, lawmakers and citizens alike have tried to improve and […]

Read more

Learn About Charter School Special Education Funding

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania: Special education funding for charter schools is a hot topic in Harrisburg. For the first time ever, we have a real chance to fix Pennsylvania’s charter school law to eliminate profits that charter schools reap off of special education tuition payments and to increase school choice for students with disabilities. […]

Read more

PA Schools Work’s Webinar on Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Education Budget

If You Missed This Week’s PA Schools Work’s Webinar On Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Education Budget A link is provided below if you were not able to listen in. If you were not able to join us for our Lunch & Learn webinar this week with Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) and Education Voters of Pennsylvania about […]

Read more

PA Education Funding and Advocacy 101

Another great opportunity from Education Voters of PA Get answers to all of your questions from how school funding works to how you can join the fight to advocate for funding in your district.   Curious to learn about how school funding works (and doesn’t work) in Pennsylvania? Join Education Voters for “PA School Funding […]

Read more

$1000/student for advertising. It’s time to audit PA’s cyber charter schools.

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania Recent reporting in the Scranton Times-Tribune revealed a stunning lack of state oversight over billions of taxpayer dollars that have been poured into Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools over the past two decades. Half of Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools have never been audited. Commonwealth Charter Academy, the largest cyber charter in the state with […]

Read more

Historic PA Budget Proposal Represents a Major Step Forward for Public Education Funding in Pennsylvania

From the good folks at PA Schools Work: The PA Schools Work Campaign saluted Governor Wolf for his bold $1.5 billion public education budget recommendation this week. The education portion of Governor Wolf’s 2021-22 budget proposal responds to the unique moment we’re in and sets a historic marker for investing in public education. The global […]

Read more

Governor Wolf Proposes Plan to Cut Taxes for Working Class Families, Invest Billions in Education and Workforce Development

With the Governor slated to deliver his annual budget address on Wednesday, Education funding is a huge part of this budget. BASD alone is currently underfunded by roughly $20 million each year (which this would correct). Read the full details here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-proposes-plan-to-cut-taxes-for-working-class-families-invest-billions-in-education-and-workforce-development/

Read more

Follow-up Lehigh Valley School Funding Lawsuit

An update on the Lehigh Valley School Funding Lawsuit from Education Voters of PA From a webinar with attorneys from the Education Law Center and Public Interest Law Center about Pennsylvania’s historic school funding lawsuit. Please find attached the slides from last night’s presentation. For more information about the school funding lawsuit, please visit  https://www.fundourschoolspa.org/ You may […]

Read more

Lehigh Valley–Learn how you can support PA’s historic school funding lawsuit!

From Our friends at Education Voters of Pennsylvania… In 2021 Pennsylvania’s historic school funding lawsuit will go to trial. On Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm, attorneys from the Public Interest Law Center and Education Law Center will provide an overview of the school funding lawsuit to members of the Lehigh Valley community. We hope that you […]

Read more

Fair Funding Workshop

On Tuesday, October 6th we will be holding a Fair Funding workshop. David Mosenkis, a visual data expert from POWER Interfaith, will be presenting the workshop with some updated data. Angelica Calel, a recent Pottstown grad, will open with a few words about the issue. I will also help facilitate. The workshop will be held […]

Read more