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.

Education

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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School Choice Report, Episode 8

  • David P. Hardy
  • July 10, 2023

In this episode, host Dave Hardy interviews Guy Ciarrocchi. Guy recently joined Commonwealth Foundation as a Fellow. They talk about the hottest topic of the day in PA – Lifeline…

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A Good Education Isn’t a Perk. It’s a Lifeline.

  • Charles Mitchell
  • July 7, 2023

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal What would you do to help your children succeed? Would you advocate for them, pushing to change the broken systems that keep them…

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Josh Shapiro Chooses Teachers Unions Over Students

  • Charles Mitchell
  • July 7, 2023

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal Nancy Pelosi infamously stated that to find out what ObamaCare contained, Congress had to pass the bill. This week, Pennsylvania’s Democratic Gov. Josh…

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Redirect education funding

  • Kevin Kane
  • July 3, 2023

Originally published at the Scranton Times-Tribune One crucial question remains at the forefront of public policy discussions about education: How can we ensure every child receives the highest quality…

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Test Scores Say Students Are Failing, but We Are Failing Them

  • Guy Ciarrocchi
  • June 28, 2023

Originally published at National Review It’s report-card time for students — and for the nation. Bottom line: Education scores are down, gone from low to even lower. The National Assessment…

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Lifeline Scholarship Program

  • June 26, 2023

Overview Lifeline Scholarships (Senate Bill 795 and House Bill 1432) offer an Education Opportunity Account (EOA) to students residing in a school ranked in the bottom 15 percent…

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