9 results for tag: PA House


EquityFirst #CivilFundingWar Meeting on Education Funding

PENNSYLVANIA KNOWINGLY UNDERFUNDS POOR, MINORITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY MILLIONS Dauphin County is underfunded by nearly $50 Million Every Year in Basic and Special Education Funding JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC MEETING TO LEARN ABOUT HOW WE CAN FIX THIS! #CIVILFUNDINGWAR Monday, June 4, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Meeting Light Refreshments will be served. Living Water Community Church 206 Oakleigh Avenue, Harrisburg, PA RSVP here. For more information contact: Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org or 717.623.0909 or visit www.SupportEquityFirst.org.

State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans: It’s time for Pa. to address education funding

by Carol Hill-Evans Published 12:25 p.m. ET May 31, 2018 We in Pennsylvania have serious work to do to address education funding, and we don’t have to look beyond York to see why. A recent study concluded that York City School District is the most underfunded school district, on a per-student basis, in Pennsylvania. The district also has the highest percentage of students living in acute, or extreme, poverty in Pennsylvania. Those statistics help demonstrate how unfair the current system of school funding is, stacked against those students who need the most support. More: Black students not identified as gifted learners at same rate as ...

(YORK DISPATCH) COALITION: YORK CITY DISTRICT IS PA’S MOST UNDERFUNDED PER STUDENT

Lindsay C. VanAsdalan, 717-505-5450/@lcvanasdalanPublished 12:58 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 4:42 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 A coalition fighting for equitable education funding in Pennsylvania has named York City the most underfunded school district in the state based on per-student spending, and one of the most severely underfunded overall. Underfunded by $51.65 million in basic and special education annually and by $6,565 per student, the York City School District is one of 19 within the state's 500 school districts that is underfunded by more than $10 million. More: House Democratic Policy Hearing on fair education funding Lawmakers "always ...

DELCO TIMES: More legislation on the verge on use of state’s fair funding formula

By Kevin Tustin, ktustin@21st-centurymedia.com, @KevinTustin on Twitter Another piece of legislation addressing the way state basic education subsidies are distributed to 500 public school districts is slowly making its way to the state House of Representatives. Reps. Martina White, R-170 of Philadelphia, and Todd Stephens, R-151 of Horsham Township, are seeking co-sponsors for a bill that would require all $6 billion of the basic education fund to be appropriated through the fair funding formula. Their bill follows one introduced on May 7 by Reps. Tim Hennessey, R-26 of North Coventry, and Tom Quigley, R-146 of Royersford, that would alter ...

EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2018 LIST OF THE MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY COUNTY

Citizens for Fair School Funding www.SupportEquityFirst.org  Media Contact: Shelly@SupportEquityFirst.org @EquityFirstOrg  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018   EQUITY FIRST RELEASES 2018 LIST OF THE MOST UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY COUNTY The Brutal-Truth of Basic Education and Special Education Funding The Top 11 Underfunded Counties in School Funding are Underfunded $1.04 BILLION, annually While the Top 11 Overfunded Counties in School Funding are Overfunded by $598 Million, annually Philadelphia & Berks County School Districts Underfunded by $508 Million Allegheny and Westmoreland School Districts Overfunded by $215 ...

Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding Say No Overfunded School District Should Get New Money This Budget Year

For Immediate Release: Contact: Rebecca Kann 717.975.7430 Rebecca@LewisStrategic.com Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding Say No Overfunded School District Should Get New Money This Budget Year  Group Pushing  2018 #CivilFundingWar Battle Plan to End School Funding Discrimination (Harrisburg, PA) – March 13, 2018 – Equity First and The Citizens for Fair School Funding recently declared #CivilFundingWar on Pennsylvania school funding and shared its 2018 battle plan. The group is recruiting Pennsylvania volunteers for 6-month enlistments to join the #CivilFundingWar for the May/June budget battle. The Dauphin ...

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 Jim Crow funding schemes that greatly-favor white school districts.[1]  Over ...

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 this.  Worse, the Governor and General Assembly knowingly-underfund our poorest ...

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 Pennsylvania School Districts. Several studies recognize Pennsylvania’s distribution of ...