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A Strong State Commitment to Public Education, A Must Have for Pennsylvania’s Children

This report examines school funding in Pennsylvania, focusing on the city of Philadelphia and on other low-income school districts....

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Senate Bill Eliminating Property Taxes Largely Unchanged by Amendment

The proposed amendment to SB 76 does not fundamentally alter the many structural deficiencies of the legislation. SB 76,...

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A Closer Look at Property Tax Plans and What They Mean for Pa. Schools

Property taxes have been a subject of much debate in Pennsylvania, and efforts to reform them have heated up...

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Webinar: What’s At Stake for PA Schools in Property Tax Elimination Proposal

Hear firsthand from Mark Ryan of the Independent Fiscal Office and Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy...

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Understanding the Numbers in a Budget Crisis

This Reports and Briefing Papers compares the three budget propasls comimng out of Harrisburg: Governor Wolf‰’s budget proposal, the...

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A Comparative Analysis of the Pennsylvania Senate and House 2015-2016 Budget Proposals

This comparative analysis considers the two proposed budgets for 2015-2016 (SB 1073, which is largely bi-partisan, and HB 1046,...

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Analysis of School Funding in SB 1073

In this Reports and Briefing Papers, PBPC provides our analysis of Senate Bill 1073 and its impact on Pennsylvania’s...

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Undermining Educational Opportunity: Pennsylvania‰’s Unequal Restoration of School Funding

This policy brief examines the distribution of budget cuts per student by school district and finds large inequities. Specifically,...

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A Must-Have for Pennsylvania, Part 2: Investment in Higher Education for Growth and Opportunity

Pennsylvania‰’s deep cuts in funding to K-12 education since 2010-11 have drawn a great deal of attention in recent...

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Who Pays for School Property Tax Elimination? An Analysis of School Property Tax Burdens in Pennsylvania

Far from providing relief for working families, recent proposals to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania would increase taxes...

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Still No Accountability with Taxpayer-Funded Vouchers for Private and Religious School Tuition

Despite Pennsylvania’s structural deficit and Governor Wolf’s proposal to cut tax credits by $100 million in 2017-18, lawmakers are...

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BRIEF: Rethinking Philadelphia Taxes to Fund Education

At PBPC, we have long argued that the education of Philadelphians shouldn’t be a responsibility of the city alone....

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