Key Issue: School Funding

In 2011, former Gov. Tom Corbett slashed nearly $1 billion from Pennsylvania's public schools, creating a school funding crisis that is getting worse every year these funds are not restored.

2014-15 Update
Despite Corbett's refusal to raise new revenue to fill the funding hole he created, legislators found a way to increase education funding modestly in the final 2014-15 budget. Unfortunately, the funding increase will be distributed with strings attached through "Ready to Learn" block grants – rather than through the basic education subsidy, the primary mechanism through which school districts receive state funding.

Visit PSEA's school funding cuts calculator to find out how state funding for classroom instruction impacts your school district. 

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