Pennsylvania’s school funding lawsuit: what you need to know

Fair Funding Rally

This year has shown us the essential importance of public schools. But in Pennsylvania, thousands of students go without basic educational needs because of where they live. School districts and parents are going to court to change that status quo, and trial is coming soon.

Join us for a free online webinar to learn the latest updates on the case, the potential impact of the Governor’s budget proposal, the root causes of underfunding and funding disparities, and how you can join the movement for public schools. Co-hosted by the Education Law Center-PA

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Place: Online via Zoom
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Pennsylvania has one of the largest funding gap in the country between low-wealth and high-wealth school districts. Pennsylvania is also ranked 44th in the share of funding that comes from the state, leaving local taxpayers to take on rising costs. As a result, underfunding is widespread–affecting urban, rural, and suburban districts–and it reproduces the same fundamental inequalities brought about by the history of residential segregation in our commonwealth. We are representing six school districts suing Pennsylvania legislative leaders to challenge this inequitable system.