Read our Myth busting PA’s EITC and OSTC programs fact sheet to learn more about how these programs funnel tax dollars into private/religious schools with NO fiscal or academic performance accountability.
Pennsylvania schools with the fewest white students receive $2,000 a year less per pupil, according to a new report.
The report cites research showing that schools with the fewest white students receive almost $2,000 a year less per pupil. Last year, the state adopted a fair-funding formula designed distribute state education dollars more equitably. But, as Klehr points out, that formula only applies to new state spending. "Of the $5.9 billion that the state spends on basic education funding, only about 6 percent of that is sent through the formula," she added.
By Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 14, 2017 8:33 PM
WHYY Newsworks BY AVI WOLFMAN-ARENT MARCH 15, 2017
In approving a resolution, the board, with two members absent, cited the property tax as the primary and stable source of funding for the district, and noted its elimination would seriously impact expanding or enhancing district programs and extracurricular activities. To replace the property taxes, the bill now in consideration in Harrisburg would increase the personal income taxes from 3.07 percent to 4.95 percent and hike the sales tax from six to seven percent, with the loss of many exemptions to this tax, such as food and clothing.
By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 15, 2017 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania public schools are currently at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding to help pay for mandated services for students with special needs.
A PSBA Closer Look March 2017
Plan to join public education leaders for networking and learning at the 2017 NSBA Annual Conference, March 25-27 in Denver, CO. General registration is now open at https://www.nsba.org/conference/registration. A conference schedule, including pre-conference workshops, is available on the NSBA website.