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 can join us to learn about the lawsuit and how you can play an important role in supporting the funding our children’s public schools need.
In 2014, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and Education Law Center- PA filed a lawsuit against state officials on behalf of parents, school districts, and organizations, making the case that the funding system in Pennsylvania is not only wrong, it violates the state Constitution.
Throughout Pennsylvania, our schools have not received adequate and equitable funding to meet our children’s educational needs. But our Constitution says, “The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.”
The state government is breaking its own law, underfunding our schools by billions of dollars, and our kids are suffering. They are being denied the right to an education that prepares them for college and career.
Publiceducation advocates have a critical role to play in demanding action and then holding state lawmakers accountable for ensuring that all our students have access to schools that are adequately and equitably funded to meet students’ educational needs.
We MUST raise awareness of the school funding problem in our communities and demand action from our elected officials in Harrisburg.