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A Sensible Approach to Funding Schools

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CLICK HERE for a PDF version of this document. Pennsylvania has an economic, moral and constitutional imperative to ensure that every student has an opportunity to learn in a safe and healthy environment, with access to good curriculum and high standards for educational quality.  The way we fund schools should be based on the costs […]

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The Problem with School Vouchers

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Click here for a PDF of our paper The Problem with School Vouchers Policy Brief The “school choice” movement in Pennsylvania has been gaining steam over the past several months, and while past attempts to implement a voucher program in Pennsylvania have been unsuccessful, the idea has been reintroduced in the form on Senate Bill 1.  […]

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Danger of a Poor Education: Education and the Economy

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Click HERE for a PDF of our paper Education and the Economy. Having a strong education system produces economic gains for Pennsylvania and the nation as a whole; conversely the effects of having an inadequate, inequitable system drain our economy. This correlation has grown increasingly relevant as our nation recovers from the economic downturn. The growing […]

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Education and Crime

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Click HERE for a PDF version of our paper Education and Crime Education is critical in ensuring the nation’s success. Unfortunately, our system is not fully providing the education students need to succeed, thus the nation is forced to address economic and social consequences. Recent studies indicate that a poor education can lead to a steep […]