education reform

Taxpayer-funded lobbyists block K-12 education reform

Originally published Broad + Liberty

Pennsylvania parents who support school choice initiatives are financially supporting lobbying organizations that do not. 

That’s because their tax dollars provide school districts with millions of dollars that are paid into membership organizations with a vested interest in opposing education alternatives. 

At a time when both houses of the Legislature are pushing for policy changes that would provide parents with options outside of conventional public schools, those same parents should know they are operating at a financial disadvantage in the policy arena.

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