Act 44 may or may not improve school safety, but we know expanding school choice enables students to escape unsafe schools. Increasing the cap on EITC and OSTC scholarships would help ensure safe learning environments for Pennsylvania kids.
Source: Commonwealth Foundation – School Choice Increases School Safety
School discipline policies should be driven by parental and local input, not top-down schemes from Washington.
Source: Obama’s School Discipline Guidance Could Be Doomed. Here’s Why That’s Great News.
Philly schools face an estimated $1B funding shortfall by 2022. A new national report found that the city is walking away from more school tax revenue than any of its peers.
Source: Report: Philly schools lose more to corporate handouts than any other big city : Keystone Crossroads : Education : WHYY
Despite resistence from Gov. Wolf, school choice advanced in Pennsylvania in the 2017-18 legislative session. But thousands of students remain on waiting lists for charter schools and tax credit scholarships. It’s time to empower parents with choice.
Source: Commonwealth Foundation – School Choice Progress in PA 2017-18
Conversations about education often devolve into who will spend more. This promotes a one-dimensional solution—more funding—to a multi-dimensional issue—education. Key questions are ignored when the goal is simply more money.
Source: Commonwealth Foundation – Fact Sheet: School Funding and Student Outcomes