Center for Educational Excellence
The Center for Educational Excellence strives to implement reforms that create greater incentives for schools to respect parents and students as customers; encourage continuous quality improvement, parental involvement, and respect for teachers as professionals; and use taxpayers’ resources more efficiently.
For the Hispanic community, education is the key to making the American Dream a reality. Yet far too many Latinos remain victims of their ZIP code and socio-economic status when it comes to quality schooling.
With Halloween quickly approaching, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh students won’t have to go far to get their scares—dozens of ghost teachers haunt their halls, some for as many as 30 years.
For Pennsylvania teachers and other public employees forced to fund union interests, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could be a game-changer.
James Williams teaches science in the West Middlesex Area School District in Mercer County, where school began on Monday, but he doesn’t belong to the teachers’ union. James recently exited the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), the state’s largest teachers’ union, fed up with how the PSEA was using his dues.
On the schoolyard playground, rules maintain a fair playing field. But in most Pennsylvania school districts, the game is rigged in favor of powerful unions—at teachers’ expense. That’s why a growing number of teachers are opting out of their union and reclaiming their freedom.
Pennsylvania’s teachers are inspired by a passion to educate but, ironically, stymied by the union leaders charged with representing them. Now, they are speaking out in sup
Gov. Wolf’s 'Schools That Teach' public relations tour and statewide ad campaigns supporting him aren’t telling voters the truth about the budget impasse or the governor's tax proposal.
The Commonwealth Foundation has long advocated for an education funding formula based on student enrollment and student need. This afternoon, the Basic Education Funding Commission released a report that aligns with those objectives.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released new expenditure and revenue figures for the 2013-14 school year. This memo presents trends in school spending, revenue, pension contributions, district fund balances, and property tax increases.
Today, Commonwealth Foundation Vice President of Policy Analysis Nathan Benefield will testify before the Senate Environmental Resources Energy Committee and Senate Finance Committee on the impact of Gov. Wolf’s proposed natural gas severance tax.
Total Records: 244