Education

Stagnating PSSA Scores Illustrate Desperate Need for Education Opportunity

  • November 28, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., November 28, 2023 — The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) 2023 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) scores demonstrate the critical need to reform the state’s education system, new …

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Education

School Choice Report, Episode 22

  • David P. Hardy
  • November 27, 2023

In the latest School Choice Report, Commonwealth Foundation Distinguished Sr. Fellow David Hardy interviews Dr. James Woodworth, Research Fellow with the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO). They delve into…

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Read More: School Choice Report, Episode 22

Energy

Commonwealth Foundation Condemns Gov. Shapiro’s Appeal of Unconstitutional RGGI

  • November 21, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., November 21, 2023 – Today, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced his administration would appeal the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent ruling that struck down the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The Commonwealth…

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Education

Pennsylvania Senate Stands with Students (Again); House Democrats Cut Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Low-Income Families (Again)

  • November 15, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., November 15, 2023 – Today, the Pennsylvania Senate sent House Bill (HB) 301—a key portion of the state’s school code—to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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Read More: Pennsylvania Senate Stands with Students (Again); House Democrats Cut Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Low-Income Families (Again)

Public Union Democracy

Taxpayer-Funded Strikes Would be Bad for All Pennsylvanians

  • November 15, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., November 15, 2023 – The Commonwealth Foundation highlighted major problems with House Bill (HB) 1481. If passed, this legislation will provide unemployment benefits for striking workers, effectively forcing taxpayers…

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Education

School Choice Report, Episode 21

  • David P. Hardy
  • November 13, 2023

Derrell Bradford is the president of ⁠50CAN⁠: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now. He leads communications and policy, and trains and recruits local leaders across the country to serve…

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Read More: School Choice Report, Episode 21

Energy

Commonwealth Foundation Applauds Appellate Court Decision to Strike Down RGGI

  • November 1, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., November 1, 2023 — Commonwealth Foundation applauds the Commonwealth Court’s decision today to halt Pennsylvania’s entrance into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The appellate court rightly ruled that entry…

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Education

School Choice Report, Episode 20

  • David P. Hardy
  • October 30, 2023

Our guest in this episode is CEO and President of Pennsylvania Families for Education Choice Sharon Sedlar. She strongly believes that parents are uniquely qualified to make educational decisions for…

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Read More: School Choice Report, Episode 20

Education

Jennifer Stefano: Jewish donors and allies’ letters to Penn expose the moral rot in American higher education

  • October 23, 2023

University of Pennsylvania donors are withdrawing their financial support over the university’s failure to condemn as terrorism recent Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians, notes Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Commonwealth…

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Taxes & Economy

New Pa. Unemployment Numbers Won’t Reassure Pa. Voters about ‘Bidenomics’

  • October 20, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., October 20, 2023 — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate for September was 3.4%, the 17th highest among all 50 states, according to federal government data released today.  The data also shows 77,700 Pennsylvanians…

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Education

School Choice Report, Episode 19

  • David P. Hardy
  • October 16, 2023

From working to expand tax credit scholarships to educating everyone from elected officials to parents on the benefits of school choice, Stephen (Steve) Bloom is a leading voice on one…

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Read More: School Choice Report, Episode 19

Education

Democrats once again vote against helping vulnerable kids

  • October 5, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., October 5, 2023 — Today,Commonwealth Foundation Senior Vice President Nathan Benefield issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House Democrats’ decision to advance a fiscal code bill…

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Education

School Choice Report, Episode 18

  • David P. Hardy
  • October 3, 2023

What drives someone to take a stand for school choice when his or her peers pose fierce opposition? What are parents who want more educational choice saying to elected officials?…

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Read More: School Choice Report, Episode 18