Tuition vouchers will do more harm to Harrisburg’s recovering schools than good | Opinion
It couldn’t come at a worst time — just as the recovery process is starting to work in Harrisburg.
Turzai’s vouchers bill is on deck in the Pa. House next week. Let’s send it to the back of the class | Opinion
Under Turzai's leadership, the Pennsylvania Legislature has been willfully and deliberately ignoring the state’s historic gross inequity in school funding.
DeVos’ formula revealed: Trash public schools and push privatization | Opinion
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos discusses "expanding education freedom" for American students. That means something else entrely.
A new policy would level the playing field for educators whose students live in poverty. Why isn’t Philadelphia on board?
Pennsylvania may become the first state to use these weighted scores to judge a teacher’s performance in the classroom.
With battle lines drawn, is there a way to ‘Yes’ on charter school reform? | John L. Micek
As they fight over turf, it often seems like the two sides in Pa's argument over charter schools are forgetting their first duty: The state's children.
House Speaker Mike Turzai proposes school voucher program for Harrisburg City Schools
The plan would require the Harrisburg City Schools to award scholarships of at least $4,100 to children who wish to enroll in private or public schools.
Pa.’s public schools need our help. Gov. Tom Wolf was right to veto private school tax credit bill | Opinion
By Susan Spicka It’s budget season in Harrisburg. At a time of year when we should be talking about funding to meet public schools’ needs, instead we’ve been hearing more about massive giveaways of taxpayer dollars to well-off families who send their children to private schools. The Pennsylvania House and Senate passed legislation sponsored by […]
Lawmakers, Wolf need to fix Pennsylvania’s charter school funding imbalance | Opinion
Our concerns are not whether charter schools are good or bad. Instead, our concern is how current state policy funds charter schools.
Pa. needs more money for public schools. Not tax credits for private schools | Opinion
Thank you, Gov. Tom Wolf, for your veto of a bad bill.
At Capitol rally, educators call for charter school funding reform, better oversight
Some 200 educators gathered in the state Capitol rotunda Monday to call for changes in the way the state pays for the taxpayer-funded institutions.
Charter school cap efforts are gaining momentum. Here’s why | Analysis
A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.
New report claims $250M savings from cyber-charter funding reform
A progressive advocacy group says fixing the way Pennsylvania funds cyber-charter schools would save the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, cut down on waste at the schools, and improve student outcomes. The group, Education Voters of Pa., says it wants lawmakers to set a statewide tuition rate for the online schools at […]