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Philadelphia Budget Advocacy: Take Action

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Take Action to Support Philadelphia’s public school students! Without sufficient funding, our schools can’t provide the basic programs and services that our children need to have an opportunity to learn. The state budget continues to be inadequate and unfair; however we must also do more at the City level to find additional resources for schools. […]

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Testimony Before the Auditor General on Charter School Accountability

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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 […]

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Supporting public education in the FY 14-15 budget – June, 2014

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Allocate money to Basic Education Funding instead of the Ready to Learn Block Grant program. Education Voters supports putting the increases from Governor Corbett’s proposed block grant funding into the Basic Education Funding line.  Doing this provides districts the appropriate level of flexibility to support core programs and obligations.  Requiring these funds be used for […]

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NEW REPORT – Principles for Principals

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Check our recent coverage our this report: The Philadelphia Notebook: Reports raise concerns about stability of principal corps in Philly schools. The Philadelphia Inquirer: At high-poverty schools, lack of stability starts at the top. For a PDF version, click Principles for Principals INTRODUCTION A growing body of research shows that the role of principals is one of […]

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Susan Gobreski, Exeucutive Director of Educations Voters of PA, testifies on funding education before PA House Democratic Policy Committee

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Susan Gobreski, Exeucutive Director of Educations Voters of PA, testifies on funding education before PA House Democratic Policy Committee On January, 7, 2014, Education Voters of PA Executive Director, Susan Gobreski, testified before the PA State House Democratic Policy Committee about how to approach funding education for the future. Here is […]

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State Budget Update – May 18th

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Click HERE for a pdf version. The State Senate recently passed their version of the state budget (SB 1466), which included some restorations of the Governor’s proposed cuts. SB 1466 made the following improvements: Rejected the Governor’s proposal for a new Student Achievement Block Grant that neither supported student achievement nor gave flexibility to school districts. Restored […]

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The Gov’s Budget Plan: What Does It All Mean?

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Governor Corbett has clearly heard that people across Pennsylvania have been very frustrated about the program cuts being experienced and how much people want this to be a priority of state policy and the budget. Pennsylvania needs a funding formula and enough money in it to provide every child with an opportunity to learn. The […]

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A Sensible Approach to Funding Schools

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CLICK HERE for a PDF version of this document. Pennsylvania has an economic, moral and constitutional imperative to ensure that every student has an opportunity to learn in a safe and healthy environment, with access to good curriculum and high standards for educational quality.  The way we fund schools should be based on the costs […]

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The Problem with School Vouchers

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Click here for a PDF of our paper The Problem with School Vouchers Policy Brief The “school choice” movement in Pennsylvania has been gaining steam over the past several months, and while past attempts to implement a voucher program in Pennsylvania have been unsuccessful, the idea has been reintroduced in the form on Senate Bill 1.  […]

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Danger of a Poor Education: Education and the Economy

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Click HERE for a PDF of our paper Education and the Economy. Having a strong education system produces economic gains for Pennsylvania and the nation as a whole; conversely the effects of having an inadequate, inequitable system drain our economy. This correlation has grown increasingly relevant as our nation recovers from the economic downturn. The growing […]