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Education Voters of PA supports Gov. Wolf’s commitment to investing in the education of PA’s public school students

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For Immediate Release Education Voters of PA Media contacts:  Susan Spicka (HARRISBURG) February 6, 2018 – Susan Spicka, Executive Director of Education Voters of PA, made the following statement about Governor Wolf’s 2018-2019 budget proposal: Budgets are about priorities and we are encouraged that investing in the education of PA’s public school students remains a […]

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We will stop school vouchers from coming to PA

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As we enter 2018, the PA legislature is picking up where it left off on its attack on our children’s public schools. Before the holidays, Republican leaders rigged the membership of the Senate Education Committee in hopes that it will now have enough votes to pass Senate Bill 2, education savings account voucher legislation.   We […]

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2017-2018 Budget Wrap-Up

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In Harrisburg, almost four months late, lawmakers finally completed the 2017-2018 PA budget. In June, our legislature were happy to pass a $32 billion spending plan that protected programs and services important to their constituents, including a $100 million increase in Basic Education Funding for public schools. However, when it came to pay for that $32 […]

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Joint Resolution 1–PA’s school funding system that is inadequate & inequitable today will be just as inadequate & inequitable if this passes.

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On November 7, 2017, Pennsylvania voters will find a proposed amendment to the PA Constitution, Joint Resolution 1, on their ballots. This amendment ignores the real problem PA faces–inadequate state funding for schools, which puts excessive pressure on property taxes in many communities. Joint Resolution 1 does not put one more dollar in the school […]

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Guns Don’t Belong in Schools

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Susan Spicka, Executive Director of Education Voters of PA, made the following comments at a press conference in the Harrisburg Capitol on September 12, 2017, where she joined PA Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, and representatives from the Education Law Center, Cease Fire PA, and Moms Demand Action to call on state lawmakers to oppose […]

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PA Senate approves guns in classrooms, HB 97 on tap

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By a vote of 28 to 22, the PA Senate approved SB 383, a bill that allows teachers and other school employees to carry concealed, loaded firearms in public schools. Click HERE to see how your senator voted.  Each school board will decide if it will allow teachers and employees to carry weapons in its […]