Final push for full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!

With lawmakers back in session, it might make more sense to contact your legislator in their Harrisburg office.  Those numbers are included in the contact information below.   While we’ve heard positive things from area Senators, there’s very little information coming out of Harrisburg on where things stand with budget negotiations.  Given that, feel free to…

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Entering the home stretch in the push for full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!

Now that the holiday weekend is over and the budget negotiations enter their final weeks, it’s time to really make clear to Senators Browne, Scavello, and Boscola, that they must support our students.  We’ve gotten positive feedback from all three – so please keep it up!  Feel free to call your state representative (Ann Flood’s information is…

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Keep the Pressure Up!

We’re at the halfway point of the advocacy flood – keep the pressure up as you continue to advocate for full and fair basic education funding! Contact information for our area Senators and a link to find your legislator (as well as contact information for Representative Ann Flood, whose district covers a portion of Bethlehem Area…

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We must have full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!

It’s another week to call in support of full and fair funding for public schools!  We’ve been reaching out to Senators Browne, Scavello, and Boscola.  We’ve gotten positive feedback from all three – so please keep it up!  This week, I’m also including contact information for Representative Ann Flood, whose district covers a portion of Bethlehem Area School…

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Fair Funding Advocacy Flood – Week 2!

This week is week 2 of our targeted advocacy efforts to get full and fair funding for public schools in this year’s state budget!  Like you did last week, please reach out again to Senator Pat Browne and/or Senator Mario Scavello, two pivotal votes – and enlist others to do the same.  These senators need to hear from us…

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Calling All Public Education Advocates!!!

Let’s go to Harrisburg for an advocacy day on Tuesday, May 24th! Organized by the good folks at Education Voters of PA Public Education Advocates are heading to Harrisburg to show state lawmakers that their constituents expect them to support Governor Wolf’s full funding proposal for education. We will have a home base in the…

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2022 Advocacy Effort in Support of Public School Funding

Please join Pennsylvanians for Fair Funding’s spring advocacy effort this spring by signing up here. PFF is supporting the Governor’s education budget, which would increase BASD’s Basic Education Funding from the state by $17 million.  This advocacy effort is targeting 6 key senators who are powerful enough to make a difference in budget negotiations, and enlisting advocates in their districts to reach out one…

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Urgent: Sign This Petition to Clean Up the Federal Charter Schools Program

For the first time since the federal Charter Schools Program was established in 1994, the U.S. Department of Education is setting forth meaningful regulations to bring greater transparency and stop waste and fraud. These rules will make a tremendous difference in stopping the spread of charters run for profit and ensuring that charters that increase…

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Take Action on HB 2169

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania, Every few years, a few people in the legislature try to bring back the idea of vouchers, which give public dollars to pay tuition for private/religious schools. HB 2169 is the latest attempt to establish an education voucher program in the Commonwealth. It was voted out of the House Education…

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