PETITION

Pennsylvania schools require the attention of all lawmakers!

 

Classrooms are overcrowded. Schools are underfunded. Local taxpayers are overburdened. And students’ needs are being overlooked.

 

In the state with the largest gap between the poorest and wealthiest districts, only larger increases of state funding targeted to the districts that need it most will enable an excellent education for every child regardless of zip code. Property taxes are high because the state isn’t paying its share.

 

Years of underinvestment by the state has left schools $3 billion short in basic education and $1.38 billion short in special education. This is the moment of truth and we need your help to motivate the legislature to fully fund PA schools.

 

Please sign on, if you want Gov. Wolf and the legislature to FUND PA PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW.

PETITION


 

Dear Governor Wolf and Members of the PA Legislature,

Years of underinvestment by the state has left schools $3 billion short in basic education and $1.38 billion short in special education. This is a pivotal moment that could impact the education level of our workforce for generations to come.

In the state with the largest gap between the poorest and wealthiest districts, only a larger increase of state funding targeted to the districts that need it most will enable an excellent education for every child regardless of zip code. Property taxes are high because the state isn’t paying its share.

Please increase Basic Education Funding by $400 million and Special Education funding by $100 million in the 2019-20 Budget. Anything less will be inadequate.

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