PSEA Legislative Action Center
PSEA members can make a difference for our students and public education in Pennsylvania by reaching out to state legislators about policies that impact public education. Use the links below to contact your legislators about current issues.
Attacks on Voluntary Payroll Deduction: Two months ago, PSEA members sent more than 150,000 emails to legislators - and stopped the worst attack on our pensions we've seen to date. Now, some legislators want to make it illegal for PSEA members to speak out EVER AGAIN.
The state House plans to vote Senate Bill 501 next week. This bill would prohibit voluntary payroll deduction for Association dues that support advocacy work on behalf of our schools, our students, or our professions. Email your state representative today. Tell him or her to oppose SB 501.
Standardized Testing: In January, state senators unanimously passed SB 880, legislation that will delay the use of Keystone Exams as graduation requirements until 2018-19. It is now on the governor's desk. PSEA praised this policy, but continues to advocate for more improvements to toxic testing, including a three-year moratorium on the use of PSSA scores in high-stakes decisions.
Email your state legislators today. Thank them for delaying the use of Keystone Exams as graduation requirements, and encourage them to continue to address the problems of toxic testing in our schools.
Additional ways to take action:
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