Our statement on new Funding Commission report

Last week, a bipartisan commission recommended a much-needed new formula for funding Pennsylvania public schools. We commend the commission and support its proposal, which weights school funding according to the needs of students in each district, including implementation of the formula for the upcoming school year.
 
Students and families have waited long enough for a fair funding formula. Let’s not make them wait anymore.
 
Read our full statement here.
 
Coupled with real changes that address our most struggling schools, this funding policy will help give more Philadelphia students access to great schools. We urge the General Assembly to carefully consider the thorough work of the Commission and implement a new funding formula for the 2015-16 school year.
 
As always, please contact us with any questions.

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School Investments

Since 2011, we’ve invested nearly $60 million to give 25,000 more students access to high-quality schools.

Investors

Our goal is to raise $140 million by 2022 to invest in great schools of all types. To date, we’ve raised more than $80 million.

By the Numbers

We invest in schools of all types. Our committed funds are currently invested in charter (65%), district (25%) and private (10%) schools.

Performance

Our goal is to ensure 50,000 more students each year are on the path to college by 2022.