Turzai/Tobash Legislation that Elevates Vocational Education Wins Unanimous Approval on House Floor

"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
-John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health Education and Welfare under JFK and author of "Excellence."

Education Funding In Pennsylvania: Myth Versus Fact

There have been two major myths that have been perpetuated in the past several months. Below are the myths, and the real facts.

Myth: A billion dollars in education funding was cut by Republicans

Democrats Reject Funding Social Service Programs As Budget Impasse Drags On

This week, House Republicans needed just a little Democratic help to fund an array of social services, stranded by the now eight week impasse over a state spending plan. They didn’t get it.

Governor Corbett Basic Ed Formula

Governor Corbett Backs “More Equitable” Funding Method in Basic Ed Formula  

Governor Tom Corbett recently said that Pennsylvania’s school funding systems should be changed to “a true funding system” that is fair to all schools.

Corbett Budget Keeps Government Focused on Core Functions -- Public Education

Public Education

When he first took office, Governor Corbett walked into a public education funding gap. For over two years Pennsylvania’s school districts received a total of $1.7 billion in stimulus money. Over that same two-year period, public school employee salaries and benefits jumped by $1.3 billion.

The Bulletin -- October 3, 2012

Keep Competition Thriving in Education: Approve Charter School Reform

Lawmakers have an opportunity in the few days left in the 2012-13 legislative session to make a 15 year-old charter school system, with a shining track record in Pennsylvania, even better. These reform proposals, however, are stalled in the General Assembly. The differences are over the approach.