Advocacy Effort in Support of Public School Funding

Please join Pennsylvanians for Fair Funding’s spring advocacy effort this spring by signing up here. PFF is supporting the Governor’s education budget, which would increase BASD’s Basic Education Funding from the state by $17 million.  This advocacy effort is targeting 6 key senators who are powerful enough to make a difference in budget negotiations, and enlisting advocates in their districts to reach out one…

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Public Schooling in America: Measuring Each State’s Commitment to Democratically Governed Schools

America’s public schools, students, and families are under a near-constant attack from political special interests looking to privatize and profit at the expense of our children. Each state represents new profit streams and frontiers for education exploitation, and the Network for Public Education (NPE) has released its findings in its latest report Public Schooling in…

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Urgent: Sign This Petition to Clean Up the Federal Charter Schools Program

For the first time since the federal Charter Schools Program was established in 1994, the U.S. Department of Education is setting forth meaningful regulations to bring greater transparency and stop waste and fraud. These rules will make a tremendous difference in stopping the spread of charters run for profit and ensuring that charters that increase…

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Take Action on HB 2169

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania, Every few years, a few people in the legislature try to bring back the idea of vouchers, which give public dollars to pay tuition for private/religious schools. HB 2169 is the latest attempt to establish an education voucher program in the Commonwealth. It was voted out of the House Education…

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House Bill 2169 – Lifeline Scholarship Program

More about this proposed bill and why we must urge all members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to vote “no” on House Bill 2169, which would create a tuition voucher program for students costing taxpayers and the schools that need resources the most almost $170 million. Read the full statement from Concerned Education Stakeholders…

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