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Education Voters of PA supports Gov. Wolf’s commitment to investing in the education of PA’s public school students

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For Immediate Release Education Voters of PA Media contacts:  Susan Spicka (HARRISBURG) February 6, 2018 – Susan Spicka, Executive Director of Education Voters of PA, made the following statement about Governor Wolf’s 2018-2019 budget proposal: Budgets are about priorities and we are encouraged that investing in the education of PA’s public school students remains a […]

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We will stop school vouchers from coming to PA

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As we enter 2018, the PA legislature is picking up where it left off on its attack on our children’s public schools. Before the holidays, Republican leaders rigged the membership of the Senate Education Committee in hopes that it will now have enough votes to pass Senate Bill 2, education savings account voucher legislation.   We […]

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The Republican tax bill’s assault on public education

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At 2:00 am on Saturday morning, 51 US Senators voted to pass the Republican tax bill, a 479-page document that was so hastily written it had illegible policy changes scrawled in the margins. Senators were given the bill on Friday evening and told that they would have plenty of time to read it – after they […]

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2017-2018 Budget Wrap-Up

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In Harrisburg, almost four months late, lawmakers finally completed the 2017-2018 PA budget. In June, our legislature were happy to pass a $32 billion spending plan that protected programs and services important to their constituents, including a $100 million increase in Basic Education Funding for public schools. However, when it came to pay for that $32 […]

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It’s time for the School District of Philadelphia to Return to Local Control, State Obligation to Adequately Fund District Schools Remains

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Education Voters of PA supports the dissolution of the School Reform Commission and the return of the School District of Philadelphia to local control. Sixteen years of state control by the School Reform Commission have not solved the issues of the District. Instead, state control and grossly inadequate state funding have led to dozens of […]