Commonwealth Court’s recent court decision declaring Pennsylvania’s school funding system unconstitutional is a historic victory for students!

We need to celebrate this huge win AND we need to call on our state lawmakers to take the necessary steps NOW to fix Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional school funding system. Complying with this ruling will change the future for millions of families, so that children are no longer denied the education they deserve. 

We are asking advocates to organize press events in their community to help to build public and political will in communities throughout the commonwealth for the state funding that students need and deserve. These can be gatherings of parents and community members in a town square or on the court house steps calling on state alwmaekrs to comply with the ruling and end the infringement on students’ rights without delay.

We have put together resources to help you with your event. and our staff is available to help! Email with any questions or needs!

  1. Talking points about the lawsuit decision
  2. A document to help you plan your event
  3. A sample media advisory for your event
  4. An image for a Facebook event cover.
  5. Files for an 8 1/2 x 11 and 11 x 17 poster you can use for your event (tell us if you would like us to mail copies to you)

These events will help inform people in your community about the lawsuit and what it means for children in your region. They will also help ensure that your state lawmakers understand that their constituents are expecting them to comply with the court ruling and end the unconstitutional state funding system (we know lawmakers pay a lot of attention to what is in their local press!)

If you plan to hold an event, please fill out this form so that we can add your event to the Thorough and Efficient website., where we will be posting and tracking events and press.

And please click HERE and take a minute now to sign this petition to Tell your state lawmakers to make their top legislative priority working with Governor Shapiro to provide adequate and equitable state funding for public schools in every corner of the commonwealth so that all students will receive the quality public education they are guaranteed in our state constitution.