“Education: May the film be removed from the eye of Pennsylvania and she learn to dread ignorance more than taxation.”

Those words, spoken in a toast by Thaddeus Stevens in 1826, illustrate just how long the battle for school funding has existed in this commonwealth.

Stevens is best known for his role in Congress as a fierce advocate for emancipation and co-author of the 14th Amendment. But earlier, as a Pennsylvania lawmaker from Lancaster and York counties, he fought for free public education for all children.

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