Fact Sheet: HB 1897 Eliminating Cyber Charter Schools

Today 34,000 Pennsylvania kids choose cyber charter schools. HB 1897 would eliminate all Pa. cyber charter schools by fall 2021. It also issues a top-down mandate that each school district develop its own cyber education program.

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A Fair, Accountable, and Transparent Education

What are the facts on fairness, accountability, and transparency in the Commonwealth’s education system?

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Worker Freedom in the States

Unprecedented labor issue activity has followed the 2018 Janus v. AFSCME ruling. Read our summary here.

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EITC & OSTC Escalator: Because Kids Need a Longer Lifeline

Pennsylvania's successful education tax credit programs are oversubscribed, resulting in tens of thousands of families being denied scholarships. It's time to expand these programs. Here are answers to common questions surrounding the expansion of tax credit scholarships.
 

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Expand Educational Choice with Tax Credit Scholarships

In 2016-17, the most recent year with scholarship data available, 52,857 K-12 scholarship applications were denied—52 percent of all K-12 applications. Businesses have applied for $180 million in EITC and OSTC tax credits beyond the current cap. Proposals in the Senate and House would end wait lists for Pennsylvania families and businesses.

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Government Union 2018 Election Spending

Pennsylvania’s top government union political action committees spent over $12 million during the 2017-18 election cycle, making it the most expensive election cycle in the past ten years.

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Fact Sheet: School Funding and Student Outcomes

Conversations about improving education often devolve into who will spend more. This enables some policymakers to offer a one-dimensional solution—funding—to a multi-dimensional issue—education. Key questions are ignored when the only goal is more money. Our children deserve better.

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