education-funding

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s teachers are out of pockets for out-of-pocket expenses | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - August 13, 2022

Nationwide, teachers will spend $3.2 billion on their classrooms this year, or about an average of $820 each.

Report: Teachers will spend $820 each on their classrooms this year | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 10, 2022

Already stressed by the pandemic, educators will dig into their pockets for decor, supplies.

Pa. Rep. Ryan floats constitutional amendment to eliminate property taxes | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 9, 2022

Long a property tax reform evangelist, the Lebanon County Republican, who's retiring, is taking one last stab.

COMMENTARY

It’s beyond time to address the soaring cost of cyber-charter schools | Opinion

BY: - June 30, 2022

Cyber-charter tuition likely represents the most inefficient spending in Pa. school finance.

What’s the fallout from Pa.’s landmark school funding trial? | Analysis

BY: - May 1, 2022

With the school year ending, and budget season beckoning, does the General Assembly go from here?

COMMENTARY

The trial is done. What’s next for school funding in Pennsylvania? | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2022

All it takes to bring Democrats and Republicans together, apparently, are rules of evidence, billions of dollars, and the need to impress Pa.’s families and students.

‘Our kids deserve it’: Wolf’s $1.55B K-12 school plan aims to address inequitable funding

BY: - February 13, 2022

With a $1.55 billion investment in K-12 public education included in Wolf’s proposed budget for the 2022-23 fiscal years, school officials think there is an opportunity to address inequitable funding across the state’s 500 districts.

COMMENTARY

Fair school funding means fair funding for every Pa. student. Not just a few | Opinion

BY: - February 6, 2022

Pa. lawmakers wouldn't settle for less than the best for their kids. Why should we?

COMMENTARY

Facing staff shortages, rising costs, Pa. schools at ‘critical juncture’ | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 3, 2022

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts are at a ‘critical juncture,’ as they head into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need ‘predictable, consistent, and sustainable’ funding from the state as they spend down federal pandemic relief money. That’s the bottom line of the latest iteration of an annual budget report released […]

COMMENTARY

What the fight for voting rights and the Pa. school funding lawsuit have in common | Opinion

BY: - January 28, 2022

In both instances, the future of Black and brown Americans and Pennsylvanians are absolutely at stake.

COMMENTARY

The Pa. Constitution supports a fair education for all – rich and poor alike | Opinion

BY: - January 23, 2022

The drafters were emphatic that Pennsylvania children should be prepared for the duties of citizenship.

COMMENTARY

Republican politicians espouse a truly radical stance on public education | Rob Schofield

BY: - December 24, 2021

North Carolina's K-12 schools are unconstitutionally deficient. Yet Republican politicians and two judges say that no court can order the Legislature to actually fix the problem.