Issues: K-12 Education


A Statement on HB 1776: Property School Tax Freeze Is a Wrong Move for PA

Pennsylvania, like every other state in the country, faces an unprecedented budget crisis at both the state and local...

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The 2019-20 Enacted Budget: How Did Education Fare?

While this 2018-19 budget increase moves us in the right direction with increased funding for education, it still does...

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K-12 Education

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Liquor Revenue Necessary to Prevent 3,783 Layoffs in School District of Philadelphia

New revenue from the city and state is necessary to avoid the most harmful cuts and avert the long-term...

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School Code Bill Sets Education Funding ‘Formula’

The School Code (House Bill 1141, PN 2200) establishes a new basic education funding ‰”formula‰” with a base distribution...

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Too Big to Trust? Banks, Schools and the Ongoing Problem of Interest Rate Swaps

Philadelphia, like many cities, has faced serious financial difficulties in recent years. These difficulties have forced the city government...

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Better Solutions Exist for Property Tax Issues, PBPC Analyst Testifies

Eliminating school property taxes in Pennsylvania ‰ and the strict limits placed on schools ‰ SB 1400 would have...

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Sharon Ward Testifies Before House Committee on Principles to Guide Property Tax Reform in Pa.

In Testimony before the House Select Committee on Property Tax, Sharon Ward outlined principles that should guide property tax...

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Prioritize Schools and Communities Over New State Tax Cuts, Local Officials Urge Harrisburg

Local officials from across Pennsylvania came to Harrisburg in June of 2013 with a message for state lawmakers: prioritize...

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Pa. House Budget Locks in Most School Funding Cuts

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved a 2013-14 budget bill which locks in cuts that have disproportionately impacted high-poverty...

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