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

  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[…]

Our statement on the oral argument before the PA Supreme Court for the school funding lawsuit

Following oral argument of the school funding lawsuit before the PA Supreme Court, Susan Spicka, Executive Director of Education Voters of PA, made the following statement at a press conference at Philadelphia City Hall: My name is Susan Spicka and I am the Executive Director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania and a parent of two[…]

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

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

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

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

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[…]

Education Voters of PA Statement on Governor Wolf’s budget action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2015 We are glad that public schools will receive much needed, short-term emergency funding to keep their doors open and their lights on. However, the budget lawmakers passed before going home for their holiday break is wholly inadequate and unacceptable as a long term solution to the funding problems facing[…]