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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Inside Take: Money for Schools, or Tax-Free Helicopters?

PCCY Executive Director Donna Cooper says there is ample research that demonstrates that the right investments in education will make our state more competitive and prosperous. Read more in Phiadelphia Magazine.

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EDITORIAL: No justice from courts on school funding

According to an editorial from the Pottstown Mercury, “When you cut education funding, it cuts a lot deeper in economically struggling school districts than it does in those more well-to-do areas.”

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Pa. school funding panel expected to issue recommendations in June

Newsworks reports, “Parents and school officials who have sued the commonwealth and legislative leaders over education funding say they don’t just need a better formula – they need a bigger share of state aid.”

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Community meeting slated April 29 on school funding formula

From the Delaware County Times: Local school district leaders will discuss how state funding issues impact children’s educational opportunities, local taxes and communities.

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Find out how we can fix education funding

Circuit Rider Lawrence A. Feinberg urges the Daily Local News to find out how we can fix education funding.

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Editorial: Fair funding issue continues down the road

Kids and taxpayers in the William Penn School District got a hard civics lesson according to the Daily Local News.

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Fair funding for every student

The Bucks County Courier Times edit board points out that, “Who’s not getting a fair shake? Urban schools and their many minority students.”

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Pa. schools are the nation’s most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that.

The Washington Post reports that, “While there always have been inequalities among the nation’s public schools, the gap in spending between public schools in the poorest and most-affluent communities has grown during the past decade. Nowhere is that gap wider than in Pennsylvania, according to federal data.”

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The Tribune-Review: Brentwood Borough School Board approves major cutbacks

The Tribune-Review reports that, “Amidst tears and pleas from teachers and community members to save their jobs, a major cutback to staffing and programming was given the go-ahead by Brentwood Borough School Board members Monday night.”

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The Morning Call: Fund schools fairly so all students receive quality education

The Allentown Morning Call advances tonight’s (April 22, 2015) community forum on public school funding, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley with an op-ed by Sandra Miller, a member of the Saucon Valley School Board, and Tom Seidenberger, former superintendent of the East […]

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