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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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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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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