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Meeting the Moment in State Budget 2024: Investing in Public Education and Rejecting Voucher Schemes in Pennsylvania

A coalition of labor and community organizations issued a 

 document outlining the urgency of a full investment in public education-- both a moral imperative and now, an imperative codified by law in the landmark school funding case. Pennsylvania has long neglected its constitutional requirement to provide every child with a thorough and efficient system of public education, and the 2024 budget is the moment we have to get it right. 

This coalition came together to issue not only a strong pro-public education message but also to emphasize our collective repudiation of vouchers in any form. The document issued by the coalition includes a host of research on the unproven, harmful impacts of investing public dollars in private institution. Public education is a public good.

The coalition partners include: 

  • 32BJ SEIU
  • A. Philip Randolph Philadelphia Chapter (APRI)
  • AFCSME Council 13
  • AFT Pennsylvania
  • Education Voters of Pennsylvania
  • Make the Road Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
  • Pennsylvania Working Families Party (PA-WFP)
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)
  • Philadelphia Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
  • Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
  • Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT)
  • POWER Interfaith
  • UNITE HERE! Local 634
  • VietLead

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Coalition Document

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