The verdict is in: Public school students WIN!!!

From the good people at Education Voters In a historic victory for students, on February 7, 2023, Commonwealth Court ruled that Pennsylvania’s current school funding system is unconstitutional. The judge issued a clear directive: “All witnesses agree that every child can learn. It is now the obligation of the Legislature, Executive Branch, and educators, to…

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Time to Invest in PA Public Schools

ACTION ITEM: TIME TO INVEST IN PA PUBLIC SCHOOLS! Every child, regardless of where they live, has a right to good education. Now is the time to reimagine Pennsylvania’s public education system so every student has what they need to reach their full potential, but the new governor and our legislators need to hear from…

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PA Budget – Great News for Public Schools!

A huge thank you for everyone’s hard work – it paid off today when Governor Wolf signed the 2022-2023 budget that includes a $525 million increase in Basic Education Funding (allocated using the Fair Funding Formula) and a $225 million increase for Level Up.  These two increases will mean more than $59 million in new state…

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A Zero-Hour State Budget-Related Request

I said the last request was the final one…but this budget season is stretching a little longer – and that’s because the Governor is demanding increases in public education funding!  To get these increases passed, it’s essential to reach out yet another time to our local PA Senators, Browne and Scavello, to stress how important these increases are for…

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Helping the Governor stand strong during budget negotiations

One final request as budget season winds down.  We’re hearing rumors that the majority leaders in Harrisburg are lowballing the Governor on the education budget and there are real concerns that the Governor might be willing to cave to their demands.  Please contact Governor Wolf’s office to share your interactions with legislators and strongly urge him to hold firm…

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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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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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