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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How Gov. Shapiro Can Help ‘Every Child of God’

  • Guy Ciarrocchi
  • February 2, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania “I believe every child of God deserves a shot here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Gov. Josh Shapiro said last year, “and one of the…

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Shapiro’s Budget Better Be “Competitive as Hell”

  • Nathan Benefield
  • January 31, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro likes to brag about being “competitive as hell.” Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is losing—and I’m not talking about football. U.S. News &…

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Lifeline Scholarship Program/PASS

  • January 30, 2024

Overview Lifeline Scholarships, also known as the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success (PASS) program, would offer an Education Opportunity Account (EOA) to any student assigned to a school ranked in…

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More state dollars won’t create better scholars

  • Nathan Benefield
  • January 28, 2024

Originally published at LNP Earlier this month, the Basic Education Funding Commission released its long-overdue recommendations regarding Pennsylvania’s fair funding formula for public schools. Unfortunately, the recommendations from the…

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Jennifer Stefano on The Dawn Stensland Show: Can Cherelle L. Parker deliver justice for Philly kids?

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • January 18, 2024

align-center=”” height=”102px” width=”100%” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”> Jennifer Stefano just published her latest Philadelphia Inquirer column asking whether Philly Mayor Cherelle Parker will stand up for kids by helping to enact educational…

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Stefano: Can Cherelle Parker deliver justice for Philly kids?

  • January 17, 2024

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano wrote in her column this week that Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker can be a force to help enact school choice policies,…

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Can Cherelle L. Parker deliver justice for Philly kids?

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • January 16, 2024

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer Cherelle L. Parker should not be the mayor of Philadelphia. That’s not an opinion — that is the truth, as Parker herself told…

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Special Episode: School Choice with Andrew Campanella, Chairman and CEO of the National School Choice Awareness Foundation

  • David P. Hardy
  • January 15, 2024

In this special School Choice Report episode, host David Hardy and guest Andrew Campanella (Chairman and CEO of the National School Choice Awareness Foundation) explore different school choice options for…

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Basic Education Funding Commission’s Adopted Report Is a Partisan Misfire

  • January 11, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 11, 2024 — Today, the Basic Education Funding Commission released its funding recommendations for Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts. The commission, comprised of a bipartisan group of lawmakers and Shapiro…

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Education Funding in the Commonwealth

  • January 10, 2024

Pennsylvania Outspends the Nation on Public Schools Pennsylvania ranks among the highest-spending states on public education. According to National Center for Education Statistics data, as of fiscal year (FY) 2021,…

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Another $6 BILLION Increase in Education Spending Is a Recipe for Failure

  • January 10, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 10, 2024 — This week, the Basic Education Funding Commission—a bipartisan, 15-member group of lawmakers and administration officials—faces a deadline to release its funding report detailing the commission’s…

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Lifeline and Education Choice Myths and Facts

  • January 4, 2024

Summary Lifeline Scholarships, also known as the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success (PASS) program, would offer scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 per year for students in the commonwealth’s lowest-performing…

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Pennsylvania’s Most Common Education Choice Myths—Debunked

  • January 4, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 4, 2024 — The Commonwealth Foundation today released a report addressing the most common myths about education spending, the success of educational choice programs, and the need for programs…

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Shapiro’s New Year’s resolution

  • Erik Telford
  • December 29, 2023

Originally published at Broad + Liberty It’s the season to shed bad habits. And Gov. Josh Shapiro, as he enters year two in office, should consider dropping this overdone…

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Stefano: Why Penn’s sudden defense of free speech feels disingenuous

  • December 21, 2023

For years, conservatives have called on institutions of higher learning to recommit themselves to open inquiry and tolerance for politically unpopular speech. What’s changed? University of Pennsylvania faculty are calling…

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Why Penn’s sudden defense of free speech feels disingenuous

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • December 21, 2023

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer The latest from the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is that faculty members are now demanding a “New Constitution” that…

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