School Funding Briefing at La Colombe

Fourth Grade Students from the William Penn School district
Students from the William Penn School district, a plaintiff in our challenge to Pennsylvania’s inequitable and inadequate school funding system.

Note: this event has been postponed until further notice. Stay tuned for more updates on our school funding case on our social media and on our website.

Join us at La Colombe in Fishtown for a school funding briefing, and a chance to meet education advocate, Todd Carmichael, La Colombe’s CEO and co-founder.

Pennsylvania has one of the largest funding gaps 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. Right now, we are representing six school districts across the state in a lawsuit that takes on this inequitable and inadequate school funding 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. Hear the latest on updates on our groundbreaking case against state legislative leaders—tentatively scheduled for trial this fall—and what to expect moving forward.

Afterward, you will have a chance to meet Law Center attorneys working on this landmark case, Todd Carmichael, and other school funding advocates and supporters from around the city.