Recent Issues

State Budget Solution #3: Student-Focused Education Funding


As lawmakers and Gov. Wolf seek to restructure state government this budget season, they should commit to refocusing education spending to provide the greatest opportunity to Pennsylvania students.

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A Christmas Wish List for Pennsylvania


“No more lives torn apart, and wars would never start, and time would heal all hearts.” You might recognize those words from the ubiquitous-around-the-holidays song, “Grown-Up Christmas List.” Grown up? Sure. Likely to happen? Not on this planet. Here is a Christmas wish list that can come true and would make Pennsylvania a place where everyone can thrive.

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Embracing Innovation in State Government


Conventional governing is hampering Pennsylvania’s progress. Growing state budgets combined with one-time revenue transfers and targeted tax hikes are delaying the structural reforms essential to improving the quality of life for people who live and work in Pennsylvania.

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Recent Blog Posts

Budget Under Construction

Is Mayor Kenney Out of Touch?

When asked whether Philadelphia needs “more, fewer, or the same number of charter schools,” Mayor Jim Kenney responded, “Fewer.”

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Guest Post: Educational Freedom in Harrisburg

Tax credit scholarships gave Rian Slade-Bowers a chance at a better life. Now a sophomore at Penn State Altoona, he plans to pursue a Master’s Degree and perfect his Mandarin language skills for a career in Business Consulting.

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How to End Waiting Lists for Opportunity

Race to the Top, No Child Left Behind, there's no shortage of government education improvement initiatives that have little impact. But there is one program in Pennsylvania students can't get enough of: education tax credits.

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