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."