Pennsylvania ranks 45th in the nation for its share of education funding. Almost dead last. That means 429 of its 500 school districts – serving 1.4 million students – do not receive their fair share of state education funding.
Students aren’t the only ones paying the price of this underfunded system—local taxpayers are too! Across the Commonwealth, local school districts are raising property taxes to fill the gap from a diminished state share. If you agree that the state should increase its share of education funding, lifting the local burden and supporting excellence, join the work!
The PA School Works approach tackles the entire problem. Here’s how:
Increasing basic education funding to close the state’s more than $4 billion adequacy gap.
Pennsylvania ranks 45th in the country in the state’s share of funding for public schools. Only about 38% of the costs of public education is covered by the state.