Rally to save funding for PA schools
Hundreds of education supporters packed the Capitol Rotunda on July 7 to send a clear message to lawmakers: maintaining a commitment to the state’s new education funding formula is non-negotiable with their constituents - even if it requires legislators to increase revenues. Speakers urged legislators to support a balanced approach to the state budget that includes a $418 million increase for basic education.
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The debate over Pennsylvania’s state budget continues to be waged in the halls of the capitol and the situation is critical for public education funding. If lawmakers don’t feel pressure from constituents to do the right thing and continue key investments, such as a $418 million increase for basic education next year, the end result will most likely be a budget that cuts state funding for public education this year and into future years.
We cannot let this happen - NOW is the time for our voices to be heard!
In addition to today's rally in Harrisburg, Governor Rendell will hold news conferences at locations across Pennsylvania this week:
Thursday, July 9
10:00 a.m. – Clinton County
Central Mountain High School
64 Keystone Central Dr., Mill Hall, PA
12:00 p.m. – Centre County
Bellefonte Area High School
830 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, PA
Friday, July 10
2:00 p.m. – Cambria County
Greater Johnstown High School
222 Central Ave., Johnstown, PA
Legislators need to know that you support making the right investments in Pennsylvania. Please plan to attend these, and take your colleagues, your friends and family, and your neighbors with you. A show of public support for public education is needed now - education jobs and programs are at stake!
We cannot sit on the sidelines and risk facing the dire consequences of funding cuts for our schools. Please help spread the word about the fight for fair and adequate school funding in PA.