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.

Education

If Ohio Can Fix Education, So Can Pennsylvania

  • Nathan Benefield
  • August 8, 2023

Originally published at RealClearEducation There is a big lie recited as gospel: Giving parents educational choice drains money from public schools and ultimately destroys them. Teachers union lobbyists recently…

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School Choice Report, Episode 11

  • David P. Hardy
  • August 2, 2023

In this episode, President and CEO of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia Keisha Jordan joins host David Hardy. Ms. Jordan is a dedicated nonprofit leader with 20 years of experience…

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Lifeline (PASS) Scholarship Program

  • August 1, 2023

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

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History shows Gov. Shapiro’s next move matters

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • July 29, 2023

Originally published in The Patriot-News The next few months are critical to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s legacy, and he knows it. The 2023–24 state budget, due June 30th, remains…

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Commonwealth Foundation Statement On Senate-Shapiro Budget Progress

  • July 28, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., July 28, 2023 – Commonwealth Foundation Senior Vice President Nathan Benefield issued the following reaction today on Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward’s statement that the Senate continues to work…

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House Democrats’ Budget Bungle Leaves Programs Without Funding

  • July 27, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., July 27, 2023 – More than a dozen notable Pennsylvania budget line-items risk going unfunded following Democrats’ unwillingness to uphold the bipartisan deal agreed to by Gov. Josh…

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School Choice Report, Episode 10

  • David P. Hardy
  • July 24, 2023

In this episode, host Dave Hardy interviews Pennsylvania State Representative Martina White. We find out the “why” behind her support of school choice, why the issue is important, and why…

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Shapiro, lawmakers must choose — students or special interests?

  • Nathan Benefield
  • July 18, 2023

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review In education policy, there are two main groups of stakeholders: parents and special interests. Parents want the best opportunities for their children, while…

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School Choice Report, Episode 9

  • David P. Hardy
  • July 17, 2023

What’s happening in Pennsylvania’s capitol? Why did Governor Shapiro renege on his handshake deal and outward support of Lifeline Scholarships? What should we expect in the days, weeks, and months…

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