Written by Susan Spicka
September 1, 2023

Join Education Voters of PA and our partners in the PA Schools Work campaign on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 pm for a virtual event on fixing PA’s unconstitutional public school funding system and learn how the Basic Education Funding Commission can change the game for PA public schools.

Click HERE to register for the webinar on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 pm.

I will be joining Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg (attorney with the Public Interest Law Center) and Laura Boyce (executive director of Teach Plus) to share more about

  • Pennsylvania’s school funding system,
  • What the school funding lawsuit says, and
  • How advocates can engage with the Basic Education Funding Commission, the body charged with addressing the lawsuit decision.

In his March 7th budget address, Governor Josh Shapiro made a commitment to “come up with a solution that ensures every child has access to a thorough and efficient education.” He stated, “And that means we are all acknowledging that the court has ordered us to come to the table and come up with a better system, one that passes constitutional muster.”

The table Governor Shapiro referred to is Pennsylvania’s Basic Education Funding Commission, a bipartisan group of lawmakers and representatives from the Governor’s office who will be conducting meetings across the commonwealth this fall to examine the school funding issue and, ultimately, put forward a recommendation for how public schools should be funded.

Our advocacy for a constitutional school funding system that guarantees “all students have access to a comprehensive, effective, and contemporary system of public education” begins now with the Basic Education Funding Commission.

Click HERE to register for the webinar on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 pm.

Thank you for your continued support of public education.