Inequity IN PENNSYLVANIA Public School Funding

Please view this Fair Funding fact sheet created by Dr. Myra Forrest and John Robertson from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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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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PA Gov. Wolf Fires Charter School Appeals Board. Every. Single. Member.

Earlier this month, Governor Wolf removed all of the long past due members of the PA Charter Appeals Board, putting pressure on Senate Republicans to be forced to vote on his new nominees as there are over 9 new cases waiting to be heard. The new nominees include: Jodi Schwartz, a school board member from […]

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2021-2022 BASD Budget – Explained

Recently, we posted the approved 2021-2022 BASD General Fund Budget. Below is a follow-up explanation shared with us as well. At the moment, the Bethlehem Area School District is looking at a gap of roughly $7.7 million between revenues and expenses in our 2021-2022 Budget.  We expect to cover about half of that amount with […]

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BASD 2021-2022 Proposed General Fund Budget

Please feel free to view the 2021-2022 Proposed General FundBudget just approved at this month’s Board Meeting View the budget HERE

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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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Susan Spicka: Wolf’s bold proposal to fix unconscionable education inequality

Pennsylvania leads the nation in funding inequity for school districts, with a huge gap in per-pupil spending between rich and poor districts. Susan Spicka, executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, explains here why it is past time for Pennsylvania to adopt the reforms being proposed by Governor Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania ranks 44th in the […]

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Opportunity by Zip Code Part 2 – What lawmakers say could be done about funding gaps in Pa.’s educational system

WFMZ’s Jamie Stover took a look Wednesday night at Pennsylvania’s uneven manner of school funding, a system which sometimes distributes significantly less money for the education of kids in poor communities. Now, in part two of her “Opportunity by Zip Code” series, she looks at what could be done about the issue. Catch Part 2 Here

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