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

School Choice Report, Episode 5

  • David P. Hardy
  • May 31, 2023

In this week’s episode of School Choice Report, host David Hardy welcomes Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano. They discuss the recent mayoral primary in Philadelphia and what it…

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Education Opportunity Accounts in Practice

  • May 18, 2023

Key Points Education Opportunity Accounts (EOAs) are transformative, flexible-use accounts funded by state tax dollars.Program Administration: The Pennsylvania Treasury is the ideal administrator at the state level and may contract…

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Gov. Shapiro, Choose School Choice Over Union Power Grabs

  • Kevin Mooney
  • May 16, 2023

Originally published at The American Spectator Pennsylvania’s government unions are reaping the benefits of their political donations, further inflating the costs of collective bargaining agreements — at taxpayers’ expense.

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School Choice Report, Episode 4

  • David P. Hardy
  • May 15, 2023

In this week’s School Choice Report, host David Hardy welcomes special guest Jeff Yass, co-founder and managing partner of Susquehanna International Group (SIG). Jeff is known for his unwavering support…

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How the next mayor can help Philadelphia’s schools

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • April 10, 2023

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer The top reason people with kids move out of Philadelphia isn’t because of crime or jobs — it’s…

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Common Ground in the Commonwealth Poll Findings

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • April 6, 2023

Summary The Common Ground in the Commonwealth Poll, conducted March 24-29, is the first in a series of quarterly surveys taking the pulse of voters on the “state of the…

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Education

No real education reform without school choice. Bigger budgets won’t do enough.

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 5, 2023

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Flooding public schools with more money won’t deliver educational opportunity for every student. Equitable opportunity requires that every student has access to the educational…

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School Choice Report, Episode 2

  • David P. Hardy
  • April 3, 2023

There have been countless battles for the right to properly educate, give agency to, and give education access to Black children. In this episode, Dr. Howard Fuller joins the conversation.

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Education

School Choice Report, Episode 1

  • David P. Hardy
  • March 20, 2023

In this inaugural episode of School Choice Report, host David Hardy will take a deep dive into school choice with special guest and Sr. Vice President of the Commonwealth Foundation…

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Education

PA Education-Funding Lawsuit Opens the Floodgates for Reform

  • David Osborne
  • March 6, 2023

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania In February, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued a controversial decision that could end a long-running, high-profile lawsuit over the state’s funding of public schools. The…

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Fiscal Impact of School Choice

  • March 6, 2023

Summary Tax credit scholarships and Education Opportunity Accounts (EOAs) provide students with educational opportunity at a fraction of what public schools cost, generating significant savings for taxpayers. Educational choice programs…

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Where is all the education money going?

  • David P. Hardy
  • February 27, 2023

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewhttps://triblive.com/opinion/david-p-hardy-where-is-all-the-education-money-going/ State and national media are spotlighting Pennsylvania’s education funding system in the wake of a long-awaited Commonwealth Court decision. While the…

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PA Court Rules on Education Funding Lawsuit

  • February 7, 2023

February 7, 2023, Harrisburg, Pa.—Today, a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge issued a ruling on the school funding lawsuit that has been ongoing for the past eight years. The suit alleged…

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New Audit Finds School Districts Stockpiling Funding

  • January 25, 2023

January 25, 2023, Harrisburg Pa. — A new report released today by Pennsylvania Auditor General Tim DeFoor reveals that Pennsylvania school districts are raising taxes while stockpiling funding in…

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