Pottstown Mayor Endorses Equity First

(Pottstown, PA) – Pottstown Mayor Sharon Thomas today announced her personal endorsement of Equity First, the initiative to fix 25 years of Basic Education underfunding.  The June 2015 Basic Education Funding Commission Report identified 180 school districts underfunded by $937 Million, annually. Pottstown School District is underfunded by $11.9 Million, Annually “If Pottstown School District and the other underfunded districts do not receive additional Basic Education budget allocations,” stated Mayor Thomas, “we will remain severely underfunded for another ...

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Equity First Hosting Capitol Rotunda Rally

Citizens for Fair School Funding “Support Equity First” Media Contact: Equity First Info@SupportEquityFirst.org | @EquityFirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2016 Equity-First Hosting Capitol Rotunda Rally 11:30 am Thursday April 28th in State Capitol Rotunda Group Wants $300 Million in New Basic Education Funding to go to 180 Underfunded School Districts FIRST   HARRISBURG – The Citizens for Fair School Funding announced they are hosting a Capitol Rotunda Rally at 11:30 am on Thursday, April 28th in the Pennsylvania State Capitol.  Taxpayers, ...

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Stop Crying Wolf

Recently, my colleague from Philadelphia, state Sen. Art Haywood, joined Gov. Tom Wolf in his opinion piece calling for "Restoring Education Cuts First" before applying the new education funding formula unanimously recommended last year by a vote of the bipartisan Basic Education Funding (BEF) Commission – a vote which included three “yes” votes by Gov. Wolf’s own cabinet members. Their motto would be better stated as, "Philadelphia-First." For 12 months, the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission reviewed every aspect of school funding and concluded ...

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