education-funding

COMMENTARY

On the Pa. school funding lawsuit: Don’t change the subject | Opinion

BY: - August 11, 2021

Conservative critics are getting it wrong. New state funding doesn’t necessarily go to the school districts that need it the most.

COMMENTARY

Politics or Practice: What shape will post-pandemic education reform take? | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2021

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

BY: and - June 25, 2021

“This year’s budget reflects resilience,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said.

COMMENTARY

This budget season, the General Assembly must address education funding inequality in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2021

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

BY: - June 23, 2021

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

BY: - June 8, 2021

“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.”

COMMENTARY

Report: It’s time for Pa.’s horse racing subsidy to be put out to pasture | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 28, 2021

Pa.'s $239M subsidy is a loser for the taxpayers, and the money should be directed toward education funding, advocates argue.

COMMENTARY

Building Equity for All: To increase home values and correct injustice, start in Pa. schools | Opinion

BY: - May 2, 2021

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.

COMMENTARY

With stimulus money flowing to Pa. schools, we need to help students catch up | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2021

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

BY: - April 14, 2021

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

BY: - April 2, 2021

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. 

COMMENTARY

Pa. must implement the Fair Funding Formula with fidelity | Timothy P. Williams

BY: - April 1, 2021

Doing anything else would be legislative malpractice where the figurative patients — taxpayers in growing districts — quietly suffer.