VIDEO: School funding advocates celebrate first anniversary of Commonwealth Court ruling

By Graham Harrington

February 8, 2024

Wednesday marked one year since the Commonwealth Court released a 786-page decision declaring that Pennsylvania has been failing to meet its constitutional obligation to fund public education in the commonwealth, and education advocates praised Gov. Josh Shapiro’s new budget, which proposes a $1.1 billion increase to public education.

Deborah Gordon Klehr, the Executive Director of the Education Law Center, told school funding advocates at a press conference in Harrisburg on Wednesday that the ruling declared public education a fundamental right. Shapiro’s proposed education funding increase follows the recommendations made by the Basic Education Funding Commission, a bipartisan panel that convened following the court’s decision.

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Wednesday marked one year since the Commonwealth Court released a 786-page decision declaring that Pennsylvania has been failing to meet its constitutional obligation to fund public education in the commonwealth, and education advocates praised Gov. Josh Shapiro’s new budget, which proposes a $1.1 billion increase to public education. Deborah Gordon Klehr, the Executive Director of the Education Law Center, told school funding advocates at a press conference in Harrisburg on Wednesday that the ruling declared public education a fundamental right. Shapiro’s proposed education funding increase follows the recommendations made by the Basic Education Funding Commission, a bipartisan panel that convened following the court’s decision. 📸 🎥 : Sean Kitchen #Education #PhlEd #PublicEducation #Pennsylvania #PAPolitics #PANews #PASchools #Philadelphia #Pittsburgh #Harrisburg #CentralPA #WesternPA #RuralPennsylvania #publicschools

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    Graham Harrington is The Keystone's social media manager. As a multimedia journalist, he has written for the Denisonian, PAC News, and Today’s Patient. Graham lives in Delaware County and is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

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