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The end of the school year may feel far off for students and teachers, but in 

 

Harrisburg, the governor and state lawmakers are already focused on state education funding for next school year.

 

Governor Wolf proposed more money for public schools in his budget for next year, which is good news. But even with bright spots in that budget, including a $10 million increase in career and technical education, it should go further.

 

Given what it takes to simply keep up with mandated obligations public schools face, like charter school payments, pensions and special education, an even bolder investment in basic education and special education is necessary if we want to improve the education our students are receiving. 

Pennsylvania’s share in funding schools remains one of the lowest in the country. The gap between wealthy and poor schools is among the widest of all the states. 

 

 

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That’s why we all should contact our state legislators urging them to enact the governor’s career and technical education increase, and work with the governor to increase basic and special education to levels closer to what is truly needed in our classrooms.