As schools across the state close in response to COVID-19, students in some districts get school-issued laptops, and students in ZIP codes a few miles away are receiving little or no instruction. This crisis has made the divide between the haves and have-nots more clear than ever before. Come learn the root causes of these funding disparities, and what we are doing to change them.
Pennsylvania has one of the largest funding gap in the country between low-wealth and high-wealth school districts. Pennsylvania is also ranked 46th in the share of funding that comes from the state, leaving local taxpayers to take on rising costs. We are representing six school districts suing Pennsylvania legislative leaders to challenge this inequitable system. How did we get here? At the briefing, you will learn the basics of education funding and how it works in Pennsylvania, as well as ways you can get involved in advocacy for fully funded public education.
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Place: Online via Zoom
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.