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PA has dropped the ball on funding special education

Dec 3, 2018

A recent report published by the Education Law Center finds that local school districts across Pennsylvania are shouldering the weight of rising costs associated with special education.

As the executive director of Education Voters Pennsylvania, an organization that holds elected officials accountable to support public education, I was appalled to see the breakdown of how little our state leaders have contributed to the growing costs of special education in Franklin County and across Pennsylvania.

Despite the positive reforms that came out of the 2013 Special Education Funding Commission – adopting a more equitable formula and resuming annual increases in state aid to special education – these changes are too little, too late

Read the full article here: https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/opinion/2018/12/02/pa-special-education-funding-falls-woefully-short/2183681002/ 

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