The Fight to End White Supremacist Funding Schemes In Pennsylvania Government

Citizens for Fair School Funding #EquityFirst #CivilFundingWar Media Contact: Equity First Info@SupportEquityFirst.org | @EquityFirstOrg   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2018 The Fight to End White Supremacist Funding Schemes In Pennsylvania Government White School Districts Supremely Benefit from 30-Year Plan to Delay Fair School Funding 99 School Districts Get 2 Times Their Fair Funding Allocation and Keep Getting More  (Harrisburg, PA) – January 24, 2018 – A week after MLKJ Day 2018, Pennsylvania continues to fund school districts through ...

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Civil Funding War

Civil Funding War $700 Billion Economy and $160 Billion a Year in Government Funding  BUT Pennsylvania Still Knowingly-Underfunds its Poorest Boys and Girls “It’s Going to Take a Non-Violent Civil Funding War to Fix This” (Harrisburg, PA) – This situation is terribly wrong and it’s time to fix it.  For decades Pennsylvania has purposely and knowingly-underfunded our most vulnerable children in mostly minority school districts in broad daylight.   Despite wide-knowledge of this situation, the last three (3) state budgets have done little to fix ...

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Racist Zip Codes

Citizens for Fair School Funding #EquityFirst Media Contact: Equity First Info@SupportEquityFirst.org | @EquityFirstOrg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2018 Racist Zip Codes  13 Pennsylvania School Districts Receive Less Than 50% of their Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding  while 99 School Districts Receive TWICE their Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding (Harrisburg, PA) – January 2, 2018 – For 2018, we wish the NFL Steelers and Eagles would take a knee to end racial discrimination in Basic and Special Education Funding in Pennsyl...

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Erie Times-News: State Legislature OKs recurring funding for Erie schools

By Ed Palattella Original Article House votes Tuesday to make $14 million in additional aid permanent for Erie School District. Senate voted in favor of the measure on Monday. The Erie School District’s long fight for additional state funding has ended with a stunning political win in Harrisburg that will shape the 11,500-student public school system in the years ahead. With a vote from the state House on Tuesday evening, the Legislature approved $14 million in recurring funding for the Erie School District, a long-desired financial boost that the district said ...

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Keystone Crossroads: Fair funding advocates decry Pa. leaders for playing politics with specialty school money

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 BY KEVIN MCCORRY For years in Pennsylvania, school funding coming from state government was criticized as being irrational, unpredictable, and too-tied to backroom politics. That's a large part of why many celebrated last year when the state adopted a new student-weighted school funding formula built entirely on objective data. But there are still times when lawmakers throw that objectivity out the window. Take for instance the $23 million lawmakers agreed to funnel into what they call a "educational access program" in this year's ...

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David Parker – My Turn: Our students deserve fairly funded schools

  Published August 17, 2017 in the Pocono Record This past December marked the 60th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks got to ride on the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. We’ve made a lot of progress on civil rights across this great country since Dec. 21, 1956; but for some reason, in August 2017, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we are still treating African-Americans and other people of color like second-class citizens when it comes to education funding. In 2014, our legislature recognized that Pennsylvania distributes education funding ...

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EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2017 LIST OF CRUSHED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2017 LIST OF CRUSHED SCHOOL DISTRICTS The Brutal Truth of Basic Education and Special Education Funding 13 Districts Get Less Than 50% Recommended Level of BASIC Education Funding 34 Districts Get Less Than 50% Recommended Level of SPECIAL Education Funding While 99 Districts Receive TWICE, 2X, Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding Incredibly, 15 Districts Get 300% MORE than their Recommended Basic Ed Funding No End of Sight as Already Over-Funded Districts Keep Getting MORE (Harrisburg, PA) –  On the eve of the deliberately-wo...

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Op-Ed: Let’s get PA out of the Back Seat of School Funding

David Parker (R-Monroe) Former Member PA House of Representatives Director – Citizens for Fair School Funding www.supportequityfirst.org Media Contact: Rebecca Kann 717-975-7430 Rebecca@lewisstrategic.com June 21, 2017 Op-Ed: Let’s get PA out of the Back Seat of School Funding Now is the time for Pennsylvania to use the new funding formulas on all Education Funding and stop discriminating against schools with higher minority populations.  (East Stroudsburg, PA) June 21, 2017. This past December marked the 60th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks got to ride ...

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EQUITY FIRST JOINS ‘EDUCATION APARTHEID’ RALLY TO FIGHT FOR SCHOOL FUNDING EQUITY

Citizens for Fair School Funding “Support Equity First” Media Contact: Equity First Info@SupportEquityFirst.org | @EquityFirstOrg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 EQUITY FIRST JOINS ‘EDUCATION APARTHEID’ RALLY TO FIGHT FOR SCHOOL FUNDING EQUITY 2017 Agenda Asks Governor Wolf and General Assembly to End the Nation's Worst School Funding Discrimination in Basic Education and Special Education Funding (Harrisburg, PA) – June 21, 2017 – Equity First joined with numerous of grassroots coalitions, faith-based members of the community and legislators in ...

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Op-Ed: 13 Pennsylvania School Districts Receive Less Than 50% of their Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding

Citizens for Fair School Funding “Support Equity First” Media Contact: Equity First Info@SupportEquityFirst.org | @EquityFirstOrg   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017 13 Pennsylvania School Districts Receive Less Than 50% of their Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding 99 School Districts Receive TWICE the Recommended Level of Basic Education Funding (Harrisburg, PA) – June 8, 2017 – Basic Education Funding is the largest General Fund allocation in the Pennsylvania state budget.  For FY 2017-2018, Governor Wolf has proposed spending ...

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