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After seven years of fighting for fair education funding, Pennsylvania’s students and families will finally have their day in court. This historic trial will prove that the Pennsylvania state legislature’s school funding system violates Pennsylvania’s constitutional right to a Thorough & Efficient public education.

Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania have teamed up to make sure every voice is included in this historic conversation.  Pennsylvania students, families, and education advocates can all be part of Pennsylvania’s historic public school funding trial.

OUR DAY IN COURT

Check in each day to hear live testimony via PA Courts YouTube link – this link changes each day, so bookmark this page to tune in. Trial begins November 12 and will run five days a week until closing arguments.


On the Capitol Steps on December 14th, Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania brought to life the testimony of Panther Valley superintendent, who testified that a kindergarten classroom in his district is operating under a 75:1 student to toilet ratio. Advocates, parents, and students declared – these kids can’t hold it much longer.
 
Joining Children First and Education Voters of PA were representatives from 24 different school districts in 13 counties, reading 75 shocking statements from the trial so far.

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MONDAY 1/10

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TUESDAY 1/11

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WEDNESDAY 1/12

 

THURSDAY 1/13

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FRIDAY 1/14

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Pennsylvania politicians have shortchanged our public-school districts for years. As a result property taxes have skyrocketed and we’re left holding the bill.  PA ranks 45th in the nation for state funding for public schools – more than 200 school districts across PA are inadequately and inequitable funded.

To see if your school district is UNDERFUNDED, read Expert Reports, learn Details on the Case and to SHARE YOUR STORY visit www.fundourschoolspa.org.


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12/14/2021
PA Students, Families, and Advocates Can’t Hold It Much Longer
Dozens Gathered to Illustrate What Underfunding Looks like in Our School Districts

Harrisburg, PA — With the trial in Commonwealth Court challenging the state’s school funding system happening in real time down the street from the Pennsylvania Capitol steps,Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania brought to life the testimony of Panther Valley superintendent, who testified that a kindergarten classroom in his district is operating under a 75:1 student to toilet ratio. Advocates, parents and students declared today – these kids can’t hold it much longer.
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11/12/2021
PA Students, Families, Education Advocates Ring the Bell for Fair Education Funding
Dozens March to PA Judicial Center to Mark Historic Education Funding Lawsuit

Harrisburg, PA — After seven years of fighting for fair education funding, Pennsylvania’s students and families will finally have their day in court. Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania will lead education advocates from across Pennsylvania to ring the bell for justice in a rally featuring dozens of advocates on Friday, November 12th.  Pennsylvania students, families, and education advocates will march to PA Judicial Center to mark the start of Pennsylvania’s historic public school funding trial.
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