Further analysis of proposal to convert 100% of York City Schools to charter schools needed

The York City School Board is considering a proposal to convert 100% of York City schools to charter schools. This is an extremely large scale and risky proposal that leaves the York City School District children and taxpayers at risk and the process is taking place in an alarmingly short timeframe. The school board received[…]

Ed Voter’s Common Enrollment Brief

Philadelphia should adopt a citywide common enrollment system for high school. For  PDF version click: Common Enrollment Brief For more details click: An Effective Common Enrollment System Philadelphia is in transition again. District leaders have said that they want to create more high quality seats, create more choices for families, and give schools more autonomy in how[…]

HB 1307 – State Takeover of Fiscally Distressed Schools

Click here for a PDF of HB 1307 State Takeover of Fiscally Distressed School Districts In May, the Senate Education Committee voted out HB 1307 which set forth procedures for the Department of Education to develop and implement parameters for declaring school districts financially distressed and putting in place provisions that would put the state in[…]

Who Runs the School District of Philadelphia?

Click HERE for a PDF of our paper Who Runs the School District of Philadelphia What is the School Reform Commission? The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) is governed by the School Reform Commission (SRC) which was established in December 2001, when oversight of the School District shifted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It replaced the[…]

Philadelphia Budget Advocacy: Take Action

Take Action to Support Philadelphia’s public school students! Without sufficient funding, our schools can’t provide the basic programs and services that our children need to have an opportunity to learn. The state budget continues to be inadequate and unfair; however we must also do more at the City level to find additional resources for schools.[…]

Supporting public education in the FY 14-15 budget – June, 2014

Allocate money to Basic Education Funding instead of the Ready to Learn Block Grant program. Education Voters supports putting the increases from Governor Corbett’s proposed block grant funding into the Basic Education Funding line.  Doing this provides districts the appropriate level of flexibility to support core programs and obligations.  Requiring these funds be used for[…]