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[…]

A New Era in Philadelphia

Congratulations to our new Mayor-elect, Jim Kenney, who ran on a great platform of supporting public, community schools, PreK and supporting principals and teachers! We congratulate all the new members of City Council, including our endorsed candidates Helen Gym, Derek Green and Blondell Reynolds-Brown! “Education voters” turned out in force, helping to make sure education was a[…]

Testimony to the School Reform Commission

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Testimony to the School Reform Commission October 15th, 2015 Susan Gobreski, Parent, Philadelphia resident, Director of Education Voters of PA Thank you for the time. Lots of us have some cognitive dissonance because we care deeply about this district, believe in it and want it to succeed. We both believe the[…]

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 proposals[…]

Education Voters of Pennsylvania applauds Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver

September 9, 2015   Education Voters of Pennsylvania applauds Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver, which pauses the use of new PSSA scores to calculate School Performance Profile scores and teacher effectiveness evaluations   Harrisburg  (September 9, 2015) – Education Voters of Pennsylvania, a statewide organization dedicated to supporting policies that strengthen and support[…]

Important meeting in Chester-Upland TONIGHT about local school funding

Important meeting in Chester-Upland TONIGHT about local school funding. There is an important community meeting about local school funding tonight, at 6 pm at Chester High School.  Can you attend to support Governor Wolf’s proposal for a fair short term solution to a long term problem? The issue at stake is how to divide the money[…]

Testimony Before the Auditor General on Charter School Accountability

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Testimony before the Auditor General on Charter School Accountability On Feb. 27th 2014, Susan Gobreski testified in front of the Auditor General on Charter School Accountability. Here is her testimony:   My name is Susan Gobreski, I am the Executive Director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization working to[…]