Education Law Center
Newsletter | August 2014
ELC Joins New School Funding Campaign

The Education Law Center has joined a statewide coalition of more than 40 organizations representing educators, business and labor leaders, faith-based organizations, civic and child advocacy groups who want to address one of Pennsylvania's most important and challenging issues: the funding of its public schools.

"We have to address the school funding crisis," said Rhonda Brownstein, ELC Executive Director. "All of our students deserve an opportunity to learn and should have the resources necessary to succeed in the classroom and beyond."

While the campaign plans to formally launch this fall, the coalition behind the effort already has begun examining the issues that impact school funding, and has named Kathy Manderino, a former state lawmaker, campaign manager for the new campaign.

"School funding is, without question, one of the toughest issues facing Pennsylvania, but it's also arguably the most important," Manderino said. "So many facets of our commonwealth - jobs, culture, community, quality of life - are dependent upon and shaped by the education we provide for our children. How we fund that education really does dictate the future of Pennsylvania, and I'm excited to help advance such a critical discussion."

Join the Fight for Justice in Education: ELC's Annual Event - Sept. 17 - Philadelphia
WHERE: Crystal Tea Room, in the Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia.

WHO: Honoring William P. Fedullo, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association;  
Dr. Joan Duvall-Flynn, Education Committee Chair for the Pennsylvania State Conference of NAACP Branches; and the Stoneleigh Foundation, a Philadelphia regional leader on at-risk youth issues.

To become a sponsor contact ELC's Terese Parisi at [email protected].

ELC Partner Spotlight: Hear Me Project

Hear Me amplifies kids' voices using media and technology to create a world where they are heard, acknowledged and understood, giving them the power to inspire social change. 

ELC's Nancy Potter talks about her work with Hear Me on a school safety project in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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