We invite you to join a webinar on Wednesday, January 24 at noon with experts in states that are experiencing the catastrophic impact of school voucher expansion.

Sharon Kirsch, director of research for Arizona Save our Schools, and Kris Nordstrom, senior policy analyst with the North Carolina Justice Center’s Education & Law Project, will share what we can expect in Pennsylvania if Governor Shapiro and Republican lawmakers succeed in continuing school voucher expansion in the commonwealth.

Click HERE to register for the webinar.

We will learn about exploding voucher costs that are driving massive state budget deficits; private schools receiving vouchers for students that do not exist; families wasting voucher tax dollars on golf equipment, Ninja warrior training, and ski resort passes; and much, much more.

Pennsylvania has limited funding for education. Every tax dollar that pays for tuition to an unaccountable and discriminatory private school leaves fewer dollars available for the state to comply with the court order to fully fund public schools that enroll and educate ALL children.  

We hope that you will be able to join this important webinar and engage in the fight this year for adequate, equitable and constitutional funding for PUBLIC schools to offer opportunities for ALL Pennsylvania students to realize their potential and build a bright future.

Click HERE to register for the webinar.

Speaker Biographies

Sharon Kirsh is a mom, a teacher, and a public education advocate who believes that the people of Arizona, not out-of-state interests, should drive policy about public education in Arizona. She serves as the Director of Research and tracks efforts in Arizona and across the nation to dismantle public education. With more than 25 years of experience at public universities, she teaches and publishes on women’s literature, poetics, and public discourse at Arizona State University.

Kris Nordstrom is a Senior Policy Analyst with the North Carolina Justice Center’s Education & Law Project. Kris has been the lead researcher and author of numerous research reports, policy briefs, and commentaries focused on education policy and its impact on advancing economic and social justice. Prior to starting work with the Justice Center in April 2016, Kris spent nine years with the North Carolina General Assembly’s nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division, where he provided budget analysis and information to members of the General Assembly on public education issues. Kris holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and BA in Economics from Wake Forest University.

And remember–PA ALREADY spends $470 million annually on vouchers for unaccountable and discriminatory private schools​–with no data to show who benefits from the vouchers or what impact this spending has on student academic achievement.