Pennsylvania’s public schools — and how we fund them — was a major focus of Pennsylvania’s election debate this year. That should be welcome news for every parent and taxpayer in the state, but only if that is followed up with action.
A strong basic education system that provides every child with the opportunity to succeed should be a shared goal of every officeholder in Harrisburg, of either party.
After winning re-election, Gov. Tom Wolf said Pennsylvanians “voted to continue to make our schools better” and told voters that it’s now time to “get back to work.”
The members of PA Schools Work — a nonpartisan coalition seeking full and fair funding for our public schools — couldn’t agree more and are counting on the governor and legislators to follow through. Though there has been progress since 2015 on school funding, there is still a long way to go.