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One Win, Many Losses and Finally A Finished State Budget

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On Friday last week, Governor Wolf announced that the Fiscal Code, the final piece of budget legislation for 2015-2016, would become law without his signature. This brings the 2015-2016 budget to a close. The Win The Fiscal Code contains language that distributes new state funding for schools through the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission’s (BEFC) […]

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End Harrisburg’s School Funding Hunger Games

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Over the past five years, Harrisburg has mastered the art of pitting school districts, parents, and students against each other in order to draw attention away from the damage their policies and the lack of adequate state education funding have inflicted on children, schools, and communities throughout the Commonwealth. In the 2015-2016 budget, lawmakers tossed […]

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Education Voters of PA’s reaction to Governor Wolf’s decision to allow HB 1801 to become law without his signature

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For Immediate Release  3/23/2016 Education Voters of PA’s reaction to Governor Wolf’s decision to allow HB 1801 to become law without his signature  Susan Spicka, Director of  Education Voters of PA, issued the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s decision to allow HB 1801 to become law without his signature : Today Governor Wolf announced that […]

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Join the Call to Action–it’s time to end the gridlock and fund our schools!

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Tuesday, March 8, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees held hearings on the education funding request for the 2016-2017 state budget–without having a full education budget for 2015-2016 in place! We are working with our allies from the Campaign for Fair Education Funding to have a statewide Call to Action Day to send a message to state lawmakers that the […]

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Enough is Enough. The Courts Must Intervene.

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What is happening with the school funding lawsuit? On November 10, 2014, six school districts, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, the NAACP – PA State Conference, and families whose children attend under-funded and under-resourced schools filed a case in the Commonwealth Court asking the court to: Declare that the current system of […]