Education is the first stepping-stone on the path to success, but Pennsylvania students face severe inequality among public school districts. Thousands who can’t afford private school are trapped in failing schools or situations that aren’t the right fit. The solution to this crisis is school choice. By offering families options outside their zip code-assigned district schools, students are better able to find their path to success. Charter schools, tax credit scholarships, education savings accounts (ESAs), homeschooling, and other types of education choice must become a priority in Pennsylvania.

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Scholarship bill is a lifeline for kids

  • Stephen Bloom
  • June 27, 2022

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pennsylvania has become a battleground for educational freedom and choice. Parents from diverse perspectives are showing up at school board meetings, filing lawsuits,…

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Pa. Senate Committee Passes Lifeline Scholarships

  • June 21, 2022

June 21, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. —Today, the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee approved a bill to extend Lifeline Scholarships to students in underperforming school districts. House Bill 2169, sponsored by…

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Excellent Education Isn’t for the Select Few

  • David P. Hardy
  • June 13, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Citizen Recent controversy over admission standards for Philadelphia’s selective schools made me think of my wife’s journey to attend Masterman when it…

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Pa. Education Spending Soars to All-Time High

  • June 9, 2022

Key Points Pennsylvania school district spending per student increased to $19,900 in 2020–21.State support of public education is up 40 percent over the last decade, reaching an all-time high of…

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It’s time to get progressive about education

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • June 6, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Requis Sherby’s recent Inquirer op-ed about escaping public school bullying as a nonbinary and bisexual student resonates with me. I was bullied,…

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HB 2169: Lifeline Scholarship Program

  • June 1, 2022

Overview The Pennsylvania House passed the Lifeline Scholarship Program bill on April 27, 2022. House Bill 2169, if passed by the Senate and signed by the governor, offers an…

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Pa. House Passes Lifeline Scholarship Bill

  • April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — Today, the Pennsylvania House passed a bill to offer Lifeline Scholarships to students in underperforming school districts. House Bill 2169, sponsored by Reps.

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Our students need a ‘lifeline’ and HB 2169 is it

  • David P. Hardy
  • April 24, 2022

Originally published in the Bucks County Courier Times This month, the Pennsylvania House has been abuzz with anticipation of a vote on Lifeline Scholarship Program, or …

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Gov. Wolf Should Pick the Side of Students

  • David P. Hardy
  • April 11, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Citizen All students—regardless of their race, sex, or birthplace—deserve the opportunity to succeed. They deserve education choices. But school boards—and most recently, Gov. Tom…

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An answer for the way COVID put our children behind

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • April 11, 2022

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Maria Elizabeth had to make a hard choice: send her son to a failing school in Clairton or get a second job selling…

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 Pa. House Committee Passes Student Scholarship Bill

  • March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — Today, the Pennsylvania House Education Committee approved a bill to offer Lifeline Scholarships to students in underperforming school districts. HB 2169, sponsored by…

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Gov. Wolf Acts Unilaterally to Stifle Charter Schools

  • March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — On Monday, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed regulations for Pennsylvania charter schools. The governor pushed the new…

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How Tax Credit Scholarships Empower Those Most in Need

  • Kevin Mooney
  • March 1, 2022

Originally published in the Delaware Valley Journal Of all the school choice bills currently up for consideration in Pennsylvania, state Sen. Mike Regan’s proposed expansion of tax credit scholarships…

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Taxpayer-funded lobbyists block K-12 education reform

  • Kevin Mooney
  • February 22, 2022

Originally published Broad + Liberty Pennsylvania parents who support school choice initiatives are financially supporting lobbying organizations that do not.  That’s because their tax dollars provide school districts with…

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Exposing the truth about education funding

  • Stephen Bloom
  • February 16, 2022

Originally posted at LancasterOnline Does more money improve student performance in our public schools? This question is at the heart of many policy debates in Harrisburg and is central…

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Opportunity Unleashed

  • Marc LeBlond, Stefanie Mason
  • February 15, 2022

Key Points In June 2019, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly expanded the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs by a combined $30 million. In the 2019-20…

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