Join the school funding lawsuit to end education funding discrimination
The school funding lawsuit will have an echoing impact on the public education system in PA
I want to make you aware of a very important digital event coming up this week. The Urban League of Philadelphia is partnering with several partner organizations, including the Public Interest Law Center and the Education Law Center, to discuss what Pennsylvania’s fair funding lawsuit means for southeast Pennsylvania. Here are the details for the event:
7 p.m., Wednesday, March 31
PA School Funding Lawsuit:
What Does It Mean for Students in SE PA
Why is the school funding lawsuit so important? Because the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania does not fairly fund many of its school districts and it is hurting our children. Pennsylvania is charged providing a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth,” and yet our children are left with inadequate resources because of the funding inequalities. Watch the video below for a glimpse at what we are fighting:
The school funding lawsuit could be a game-changer for the state of our education system. That is why I marched four miles from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia to Lower Merion High School in Ardmore in 2019 – to show just how far apart our schools are because of inequitable funding. Our students deserve healthy, safe, 21st century school buildings, regardless of their zip code. Help us make a change and join us to learn more about the school funding lawsuit.
I am happy to report that Governor Tom Wolf has proposed a budget for 2021-22 fiscal year that would run all school funding through a fair funding formula and have immediate benefit. However, we will need your support to get that proposal through the Republican-controlled General Assembly. We will also need your support for this initiative and hope you will be willing to join us for advocacy on this issue. Stay tuned for more on this cause.