Pennsylvania’s future is in the hands of the next generation. Parents and students—not activist agendas—should drive the Commonwealth’s education policy. While policymakers have been entrusted with ensuring the next generation receives a quality education, parents should be empowered to choose the quality education that meets their unique child’s needs. Charter schools and tax credit scholarships are integral pieces of school choice, but more reforms are needed to make school choice a reality for all Pennsylvania students.

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VP Josh Shapiro? Ad Spotlights Governor’s Failed Leadership

  • July 22, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., July 22, 2024 — Some political pundits say Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro would provide the Democratic presidential ticket a boost in a critical battleground state. That will only be…

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Fully funded public education must include cyber charters

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • July 19, 2024

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review When a parent says that a public school isn’t what it used to be, the implication is usually bad. But for Brenda Jesky,…

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Broken promises

  • David P. Hardy
  • July 18, 2024

Originally published at the Philadelphia Inquirer The Inquirer left someone out in its coverage of the “winners and losers” of the new state budget: kids in Pennsylvania’s low-achieving…

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New Ad Highlights Shapiro’s Historic Ineffectiveness

  • July 17, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., July 17, 2024 — Convention delegates, leaders of both political parties, and the national political media will see a new ad telling the truth about Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s ineffectiveness.

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S2: E5 Featuring Joelle Fortin

  • David P. Hardy
  • July 12, 2024

In this episode of the School Choice Report podcast, host Dave Hardy sits down with Joelle Fortin, a dedicated mom of five and former public school teacher with over a…

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2024–25 State Budget Analysis

  • July 12, 2024

Key Points Pennsylvania’s $47.6 billion 2024–25 budget creates a $3.6 billion structural deficit. This will exhaust General Fund reserves, which will require draining from the Rainy Day fund—illegally—or raising taxes…

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Education Needs More Choices—Not More Money

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • July 11, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal Gov. Josh Shapiro and his administration chide the Pennsylvania legislature for hoarding cash with spending sights aimed at draining the commonwealth’s $7 billion Rainy…

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Child Learning Investment Tax Credit

  • July 3, 2024

Summary Last year, lawmakers approved the Child and Dependent Care Enhancement Tax Credit and a $66.7 million increase for child-care subsidies. Pennsylvania lawmakers are looking for ways to lower…

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Is Josh Shapiro Capable of Leadership?

  • July 2, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., July 2, 2024 — In The Wall Street Journal, columnist William McGurn explores claims that Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, currently floated by some pundits as a possible replacement for President Joe Biden…

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Analysis: Shapiro’s Record Least Productive in 50 Years

  • July 1, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., July 1, 2024 — Despite speculation of replacing President Joe Biden at the top of the Democratic ticket, Gov. Josh Shapiro has been an ineffective leader with few legislative…

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Jay-Z, MLK, and the progressive opposition to genuine reform

  • Lenny McAllister
  • July 1, 2024

Originally published at Broad + Liberty It’s not often you can mention Jay-Z and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the same breath. Yet, the Brooklyn-born hip-hop mogul and the…

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Governor Josh Shapiro “Ain’t Got Sh*t Done”

  • July 1, 2024

Overview Governor Josh Shapiro has made “Get Sh*t Done,” profanity and all, the official slogan of his administration, but when it comes to legislative accomplishments, his governing abilities have…

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Pennsylvania’s Education Failures Could Cost Taxpayers Billions

  • June 28, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., June 28, 2024 — Pennsylvania’s K–12 educational shortcomings could burden taxpayers with nearly $8.8 billion in added costs, according to the Commonwealth Foundation’s latest analysis. The report reveals the…

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The High Cost of Pa. K–12 Education Failures

  • June 28, 2024

Key Points The cost and risk of failure in our K–12 system is high. Low academic achievement is a predictor of lower lifetime incomes and higher costs for taxpayers. On…

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Pennsylvania’s Budgetary Déjà Vu

  • Nathan Benefield
  • June 24, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania Pennsylvania’s budget battle feels oddly familiar – like we’ve been here before. Our sense of déjà vu is valid: The 2024–25 fiscal battle looks strikingly…

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