Our statement on the PA Budget Impasse

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For Immediate Release August 21, 2017 Education Voters of PA Media contacts:  Susan Spicka Susan Spicka, Executive Director of Education Voters of PA, made the following statement at a joint press conference with the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center: For Pennsylvania public school parents, this is an exciting time of year. It is the season […]

Our statement on Governor Wolf’s 2017-2018 budget proposal

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  Susan Spicka, Executive Director of Education Voters of PA, made the following statement about Governor Wolf’s 2017-2018 budget proposal: We recognize that this is a difficult budget year and are encouraged by Governor Wolf’s continued commitment to taking steps toward adequately funding public education in the commonwealth. Governor Wolf’s proposed increases of $100 million […]

HB 805: Lawmakers should focus on adequately funding our schools, not making it easier to cut teachers from our children’s classrooms

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Susan Spicka, Director of Education Voters of PA made the following statement about HB 805: Supporters of HB 805 call this bill the “Protect Excellent Teachers Act,” but, in fact, this bill does not protect our teachers. Instead, this bill creates a mechanism that will make it easier for districts to cut even more teachers from our […]

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 […]

Education Voters of PA’s Statement on HB 1801, the Supplemental Appropriation Bill

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For Immediate Release 3/16/2016 Education Voters of PA’s Statement on HB 1801 Susan Spicka, Director of Education Voters of PA, made the following statement about HB 1801, “We are disappointed that Republican leadership is moving yet another irresponsible, unbalanced budget that contains wholly inadequate funding for schools. HB 1801 will not allow schools to begin […]

Education Voters of PA’s reaction to Governor Wolf’s proposed Basic Education Funding increase in the 2016-2017 budget

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Susan Spicka, Advocacy Coordinator for Education Voters of PA, issued the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s Basic Education Funding increase in the 2016-2017 budget: “We are heartened to see that Governor Wolf is planning to continue to make progress on fixing the broken and inadequate system for funding education, despite all the dysfunction in the […]