UPDATE: PA Budget and HB 97, the charter expansion bill

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It’s going to be a busy weekend in Harrisburg. On Friday, June 30th, the PA legislature passed the spending half of the 2017-2018 state budget agreement and sent it to Governor Wolf. Lawmakers have until Monday, July 10th, to get the revenue half of the agreement to Governor Wolf’s desk. They  will be in the Capitol […]

The next 26 days

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Decisions PA legislators make in the upcoming weeks will have a lasting impact on PA’s public school students. From now until June 30th, when the state budget is due, lawmakers will be passing legislation and cutting deals as they determine how much state funding our children’s school districts will receive. We need to be ready to make […]

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 […]

What you need to know about oral argument before the PA Supreme Court for the school funding lawsuit and how you can be part of it

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On Tuesday, September 13, the PA Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the landmark school funding lawsuit in its Philadelphia courtroom and we invite you to be part of this important event. The lawsuit argues that PA’s school funding system is so inadequate and inequitable that it violates provisions in the state constitution that require a “thorough and efficient system of public […]

We have a formula (great news)! Now what?

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On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Legislature voted to permanently adopt the fair funding formula that we supported along with our allies from the Campaign for Fair Education Funding.  Governor Wolf has said he will sign this into law. This is excellent news and we have you to thank for it! This formula is result of the […]