Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion
At both the school and parent levels, decisions may be affected more by politics than by what will provide the best education.
Wolf to sign $40.8B budget that spends on education, saves billions for the future
“This year’s budget reflects resilience,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said.
This budget season, the General Assembly must address education funding inequality in Pa. | Opinion
It’s time for a new normal: a commitment to all students regardless of their zip code. The time for that commitment is now.
Calling for fair school funding, clergy, activists, Philly Councilmember Gym detained after interrupting Pa. Senate session
Black plastic zip ties were clearly visible around the wrists of those detained and who were cited for unlawful assembly.
With a legacy at stake, Gov. Tom Wolf pushes for fair school funding
“Gov. Wolf might be gone in 18 months, but he’s not gonna be forgotten,” Rep. Matthew Bradford, of Montgomery County, the top Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, said. “His legacy is what we do on these school funding issues.”
Report: It’s time for Pa.’s horse racing subsidy to be put out to pasture | Friday Morning Coffee
Pa.'s $239M subsidy is a loser for the taxpayers, and the money should be directed toward education funding, advocates argue.
Building Equity for All: To increase home values and correct injustice, start in Pa. schools | Opinion
As our nation strives to correct racial inequities, greater state investment in education is an obvious starting point to ensure that all children attend good schools and have genuine opportunities to succeed.
With stimulus money flowing to Pa. schools, we need to help students catch up | Opinion
What comes next? Our students do, now and always.
Students flocked to cyber-charter schools this year. So did district revenue and federal relief funds
Like brick and mortar charter schools, cyber-charters are funded by contributions from public school districts. Districts pay the online schools an annual rate for each of their students who opt to enroll in one.
Historic Pa. public school funding lawsuit finally heading to trial this fall
The plaintiffs in the case want Pa. Commonwealth Court rule that the state’s current funding system is unconstitutional and order the Legislature to fix it.
Pa. must implement the Fair Funding Formula with fidelity | Timothy P. Williams
Doing anything else would be legislative malpractice where the figurative patients — taxpayers in growing districts — quietly suffer.
Charter schools are public schools. Why doesn’t Wolf’s budget treat them that way? | Opinion
If Wolf follows this path, it will be painfully clear that the type of public school he funds is more important than the needs of our public charter school students here in Philadelphia.