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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Jennifer Stefano: Jewish donors and allies’ letters to Penn expose the moral rot in American higher education

  • October 23, 2023

University of Pennsylvania donors are withdrawing their financial support over the university’s failure to condemn as terrorism recent Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians, notes Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Commonwealth…

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Shapiro Must Reset His Legislative Strategy

  • Nathan Benefield
  • October 20, 2023

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania The recent sexual harassment scandal rocking Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration has made many headlines. And though Shapiro must take these accusations seriously, there could be a…

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School Choice Report, Episode 19

  • David P. Hardy
  • October 16, 2023

From working to expand tax credit scholarships to educating everyone from elected officials to parents on the benefits of school choice, Stephen (Steve) Bloom is a leading voice on one…

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Poorer children need the same choices as richer children

  • David P. Hardy
  • October 11, 2023

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette One evening, a young man needed help with his Algebra 2 homework, so he called the helpline for my school’s credit-recovery program. The…

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Empower students to vote with their feet

  • Rachel Langan
  • October 6, 2023

Originally published at Broad + Liberty Increasingly over the past three years, public schools and the students who attend them have become collateral damage to a culture war that…

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Democrats once again vote against helping vulnerable kids

  • October 5, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., October 5, 2023 — Today,Commonwealth Foundation Senior Vice President Nathan Benefield issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House Democrats’ decision to advance a fiscal code bill…

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School Choice Report, Episode 18

  • David P. Hardy
  • October 3, 2023

What drives someone to take a stand for school choice when his or her peers pose fierce opposition? What are parents who want more educational choice saying to elected officials?…

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State House Democrats need to do their jobs

  • Stephen Bloom
  • September 22, 2023

Originally published at LNP Lawmakers have one job: Work for the people they represent. This job requirement is as old as Pennsylvania when William Penn founded the Provincial Assembly…

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Analysis: Shapiro Least Productive Governor with a Divided Government

  • September 21, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., September 21, 2023 — Pennsylvania state lawmakers have enacted only 15 bills during the first six months of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration, despite having a full-time legislature, according to…

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School Choice Report, Episode 17

  • David P. Hardy
  • September 18, 2023

Margaret “Macke” Raymond is the Director of the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) based at Stanford University. She has steered the group to national prominence as a rigorous…

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