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PA school funding increase a 'temporary reprieve'

AFT President Ted Kirsch released a statement today on Governor Wolf's decision to allow House Bill 1801, the General Fund Budget, become law without his signature. Find out how much additional funding your district received here.

AFT President Weingarten on nomination of Betsy DeVos as US Education Secretary

In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education, AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement: "The president-elect...has chosen the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education."

Governor signs education funding formula

Gov. Wolf signed House Bill 1552, which amends the Public School Code to provide a student-weighted formula for disbursement of basic education funding. The vote was 188-3 in the House and 49-1 in the Senate. Read AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch's comments below:

Kirsch testifies before PA House committee on education funding

"Schools must ensure that all children are well prepared for life, college or a career and ready to contribute to their communities," AFTPA President Ted Kirsch testified before the PA House Democratic Policy Committee. "Lamakers must value more than academic standards and test scores."