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Pennsylvania: Wealthy pay less in taxes, but receive more money for education – World Socialist Web Site

Pennsylvania: Wealthy pay less in taxes, but receive more money for educationWorld Socialist Web SiteTwo recent reports reveal that the wealthy in Pennsylvania pay less in taxes while receiving more in per-pupil education spending compared to working class school districts. The first report, “Inequitable Tax Code Costs Pennsylvania up to $6.9 billion ...and more » Continue reading

Cost of Education: Teachers look for solutions to Pennsylvania education … – lehighvalleylive.com

lehighvalleylive.comCost of Education: Teachers look for solutions to Pennsylvania education ...lehighvalleylive.com"There's no doubt charter schools have created havoc," said Lauri Lebo, a Pennsylvania State Education Association regional spokeswoman. Bethlehem Area School District lost $14 million to charters last year, according to Bethlehem Area Education ...and more » Continue reading

Pennsylvania budget underfunds education, cuts taxes for the wealthy – World Socialist Web Site

Charlotte ObserverPennsylvania budget underfunds education, cuts taxes for the wealthyWorld Socialist Web SiteThe $29.9 billion budget proposed for Pennsylvania continues the underfunding of education and other social programs along with tax hikes for the working class and tax cuts for the wealthy. Newly elected Democratic Governor Tom Wolf presented the ...Pennsylvania businesses might be split over Wolf's tax planLancasterOnlineall 140 news articles » Continue reading

Commonwealth Court judges weighing Pennsylvania’s, districts’ education … – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCommonwealth Court judges weighing Pennsylvania's, districts' education ...Pittsburgh Post-GazetteHARRISBURG — Seeking to stymie a legal challenge to how Pennsylvania pays for its public schools, lawyers for the state told a panel of judges Wednesday that education funding is not a matter for the courts to decide. Patrick Northen, an attorney for ...Pennsylvania inmates argue state has illegal execution plansYoungstown VindicatorCourt to take up challenge to Pennsylvania execution drugsWPVI-TVPublic Education Advocates Take Pennsylvania To Court Over School FundingCBS Localall 164 news articles » Continue reading

Gov. Wolf’s budget plan focuses on Pennsylvania’s middle class, education – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Post GazetteGov. Wolf's budget plan focuses on Pennsylvania's middle class, educationPittsburgh Post GazetteTom Wolf today proposed an expansive plan for Pennsylvania state government that would shift the burden of education funding from the property tax toward the personal income tax while drawing on natural gas drilling to increase money for schools. Mr ...Pennsylvania governor proposes tax system revamp in $29.9 billion budgetReutersWolf proposes major shift for PennsylvaniaTowanda Daily ReviewNortheastern Pennsylvania legislators comment on Wolf's proposed budgetWilkes Barre Times-LeaderPennLive.com -The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)all 326 news articles » Continue reading

Multiple Choices: How much does Pennsylvania spend on public schools, and … – Newsworks.org

Multiple Choices: How much does Pennsylvania spend on public schools, and ...Newsworks.orgFirst in an occasional series of podcasts and web "explainers." To listen to the podcast, click the audio player above. Q. How much does Pennsylvania spend on K-12 public education compared to other states? In 2012, Pennsylvania spent $26.5 billion on ...A plan to make schools perform or be run by PennsylvaniaPhilly.comall 27 news articles » Continue reading

Multiple Choices: How much does Pennsylvania spend on public schools, and … – Newsworks.org (blog)

Multiple Choices: How much does Pennsylvania spend on public schools, and ...Newsworks.org (blog)Dale Mezzacappa is a journalist who has spent most of her career with the Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1986, her primary area of coverage has been education and her work has won many local and national awards. Among those cited were stories in a series ...A plan to make schools perform or be run by PennsylvaniaPhilly.comHow much does Pa. spend on public schools, and how are costs shared?Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)Pa. schools are the nation's most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that.Washington Postall 27 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania’s school funding dispute headed to state’s high court – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazettePennsylvania's school funding dispute headed to state's high courtPittsburgh Post-GazetteThe funding lawsuit was brought in November by six school districts, parents and other groups claiming that Pennsylvania's funding system fails to meet the state's obligation to students in poorer school districts.Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over 'Adequate' Education in PennsylvaniaCBS LocalCourt dismisses Pennsylvania school funding case; plaintiffs to appealPhiladelphia Public School Notebook (blog)Lawsuit over public school funding thrown out by Pennsylvania courtLancasterOnlineThe Republic -Philly.comall 28 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania’s school funding dispute headed to Supreme Court – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazettePennsylvania's school funding dispute headed to Supreme CourtPittsburgh Post-GazetteThe ruling from Commonwealth Court sets up an appeal to the state Supreme Court in a lawsuit claiming that Pennsylvania's funding system fails to meet the state's obligation to students in poorer school districts. But attorneys for the school districts ...Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over 'Adequate' Education in PennsylvaniaCBS LocalCourt dismisses Pennsylvania school funding case; plaintiffs to appealPhiladelphia Public School Notebook (blog)Lawsuit over public school funding thrown out by Pennsylvania courtLancasterOnlineAllentown Morning Callall 26 news articles » Continue reading

The Opportunity Challenge | Pennsylvania Avenue – Roll Call (blog)

The Opportunity Challenge | Pennsylvania AvenueRoll Call (blog)Scottsdale, Ariz. — Last October, a conspiracy got hatched in Beaver Creek, Colo., to change the future of America — for the better. Its goals got unveiled at an education innovation conference I attend here every year co-sponsored by Arizona State ...and more » Continue reading