Alert: $100M in funding for schools at risk
Yesterday, as many of you were calling your state lawmakers during our scheduled Budget Call-In Day, we learned that legislative leaders are seriously considering cutting or completely eliminating the $100 million increase in Basic Education Funding that Governor Wolf and the PA House included in their proposed budgets.
PA’s public schools depend on state funding. If lawmakers fail to invest more in Basic Education Funding, our public schools will have no choice but to make additional cuts that hurt students and enact higher local tax increases that hurt our communities.
Legislative leaders will be making decisions about the budget this week. If you didn’t have a chance to call your lawmakers yesterday, please contact them today.
- Click HERE to send your state lawmakers an email and please share this page with your networks.
- Click HERE to find your state lawmakers’ phone numbers. Tell them to reject any budget that does not contain at least a $100 million increase in Basic Education Funding and a $25 million increase in Special Education Funding.
Ed Voters’ supporters have already taken action thousands of times this year to support giving all students a chance to get a quality education.
You have helped ensure that lawmakers know that their constituents are watching them to see if they support public education, or if they don’t.
We are in the home stretch of the budget season. Please take a few minutes to make these calls today.
Lawmakers are eager to pass a budget so that they can get out of Harrisburg and enjoy their summer vacations. We need to make sure the budget they pass won’t hurt our children when they return to their schools this fall.
Thank you very much for your support.
Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA