Yes! I will make two phone calls on Tuesday, May 24th to support the public school funding PA students need and deserve.
On May 24th, please take two minutes to call your PA Senator and Representative to ask them to approve and enact Governor Wolf's proposal for $1.75 billion in new funding for our local public schools without any cuts.
Instead of investing in our children, some lawmakers want to hoard billions of dollars in surplus cash in Harrisburg and continue to impose austerity on our public schools. They are happy to force property tax increases, cuts in programs and services for students, and yet another year of grossly inadequate resources in our schools.
Estimates show that Pennsylvania will have an accumulated surplus and unspent funds available of almost $12 billion by the end of June, thanks to a strong economy and higher-than expected tax collections combined with unspent federal dollars.
We cannot let the legislature get away with an austerity budget when Harrisburg is flush with cash. This is an all hands on deck budget season and we are going to need your help.