State funding for public schools is uneven and inequitable, but this bill isn't the answer [opinion] THE LNP EDITORIAL BOARD A bipartisan proposal in the state House would make a significant change in the way the state allocates funding to Pennsylvania schools, LNP...read more
By Jan Murphy email@example.com The proposed 2018-19 state budget that increases education spending from preschool to higher education and requires no increase taxes or fees easily passed the state House of Representatives on Wednesday. The 188-10 vote to pass the...read more
Maybe there is hope for bipartisanship after all. Or maybe it's just a bunch of self-involved politicians simply acting in their own self-interests during an election year, when no one wants to anger voters. No matter the reason, the overall outcome is...read more
In November 2014, The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on behalf of six school districts, PA Association of Rural & Small Schools, NAACP and parents; suing the commonwealth for violating the state constitution.
The lawsuit asserts that without adequate and equitably distributed resources students are not able to meet the proficiency standards set by the state legislature, as evidenced by the fact that state test scores declined across all districts following the 2011 state cuts.
The petitioners are asking for a court order that will force the legislature to comply with the state constitution and ensure all students receive access to a high-quality public education.