The REACH Alliance launched Operation Restore, a campaign to restore the funding for Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program to $75 million. The EITC, which before being cut provided scholarships to 44,000 low- to moderate-income students, was slashed during last year’s budget debate (thought funding for school districts was increased by over $300 million).
The average EITC scholarship is around $1,100, compared with per-pupil spending of $13,000 in schoo districts – thus saving taxpayers over $400 million per year.
- Erie: April 12 (AM)
- Pittsburgh: April 13 (AM)
- Philadelphia: April 15 (two sessions)
- Allentown: April 16 (AM)
- Harrisburg: April 19 (AM)
Check OperationRestorePA.org for more details.