NEWS

Democracy in education and the importance of school boards

From January to May of this year I had the pleasure of collaborating with six university students in a course that focused on democracy in education. The purpose of the project was to support Education Voters PA in better understanding the role of school boards as...

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Here is what happened during the final day in court!

Yesterday, July 26, 2022, attorneys for the school funding lawsuit had their final day in court. They presented oral arguments to the judge during a lively day in the courtroom. The case is now is in the judge's hands. She has thousands of pages of documents to review...

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Public Education Champion Fellowship Opportunity

We are delighted to announce our brand new Education Voters Public Education Champion fellowship program. This program was created for parents and community members who care about their local public schools and are ready to step up and be vocal and engaged in...

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What can we expect in the state budget next week?

With less than a week to enact a budget by the June 30th deadline, Pennsylvania House and Senate members were sent home until Monday, June 27th to give their leaders time to negotiate the details of a final budget agreement with the Wolf Administration. Presumably...

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#WeWorkforEducation: Advocates take Action!

On Tuesday, advocates throughout the commonwealth made a difference for PA public school students! Parents, teachers, students, and community members called from home and came out to Harrisburg to meet with lawmakers and urge them to support a $1.75 billion increase...

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Harrisburg’s latest voucher scheme passed the PA House

The PA House passed HB 2169, Harrisburg's latest school voucher bill, by a vote of 104-98. And it is a doozy.   Click HERE to see how PA House members voted on HB 2169. HB 2169 would remove $144 million from school districts and give the money to parents in an account...

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How much $$ did a cyber charter waste on a parade?

It took many hours of work, many months of waiting, and untold tax dollars wasted on high-priced lawyers paid for by Commonwealth Charter Academy, but we finally are as close as we’ll ever be to knowing how much CCA paid for students to march in the 6abc Dunkin’...

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The legislature is considering VOUCHERS. Again.

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...

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Shining a Light on Education Justice!

Shining a Light on Education Justice!

On Tuesday, March 15th, Pennsylvanians showed up to mark the close of the education funding lawsuit and to speak up for the school funding that Pennsylvania's students need and deserve. The education justice movement in Pennsylvania continues to grow and gain...

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