Education Voters Pennsylvania is dedicated to supporting policies that strengthen and support great public schools in every community to ensure opportunities for all children, informing the public about the needs and importance of public education, and ensuring our elected leaders adopt and implement a pro-public education agenda.
Right now, in Harrisburg, the General Assembly is proposing another Bad Budget. What is a Bad Budget? It is one that doesn’t restore funding for education and start to get us on a course to make substantial investments in public education. It is one that says “we can’t afford it” because the legislature won’t take steps to find appropriate revenues (shale tax, close corporate loopholes – hello!). Take action HERE.
Education Voters of Pennsylvania statement on the release of the Basic Education Funding Commission report
Tonight, June 18 at 6 pm: Join Education Voters of PA on a teletown hall on the Basic Education Funding Commission report and other key education issues, including the state budget. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, share comments, vote in touch-tone polls, or just listen in. The call should last about 30 minutes. Click HERE to register. Or call 888-410-3427 at 6 pm to be joined to the call.
Education Voter urges opposition to SB 6. We appreciate the expressed desire to provide a focus on the schools that are struggling the most. However, SB 6 does not provide the right tools and mechanisms to deal with the issues that these schools face. In short, changing the governance is not the solution. This legislation is functionally a state-takeover bill and a charter conversion bill all in one.
In Pennsylvania, it is time to start tackling issues related to how we provide a thorough and efficient public education system, as required by our Constitution and an excellent education for every child, as required by a powerful need to meet the future head on.
We are making public education policy a top priority as taxpayers and voters.
Education Voters envisions a nation in which every child has equitable opportunity for high quality education, and in which Americans in all communities demand that elected officials support that vision.