Every Pennsylvania student deserves a quality education
no matter where that student lives
But Pennsylvania’s system for funding public schools is broken:
- We are one of only three states without a basic education funding formula to distribute adequate resources both fairly and predictably.
- Pennsylvania has the widest funding gap between wealthy and poor school districts of any state in the country. Per pupil spending in PA’s poorest districts is 33% less than in PA’s wealthiest districts. [NCES 2015]
- The absence of a funding formula, combined with state funding cuts in recent years, hits our students hard.
Check out the stats and the funding proposal