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AFT Pennsylvania delegates voted unanimously to endorse Robert P. Casey for a third term as U.S. Senator. 

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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:

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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.

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AFTPA's President Ted Kirsch urges GOP House leaders to stop playing games with children's futures by attempting a line-item override of the Governor's #PaBudget veto. Read Kirsch's full statement. 

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It's almost summer and the budget battle in Harrisburg is heating up.

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"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."
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AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch called the SRC's vote authorizing five new charter schools in Philadelphia "unconscionable," 'irresponsible" and "fiscally unsustainable."

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AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch said Wednesday that he supports Gov. Wolf's plan to tax natural gas extraction and reinvest the proceeds in public education.

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Ted Kirsch, AFTPA president, urged the SRC to return to the table to negotiate with the PFT following Thursday's PA Commonwealth Court ruling. Read Ted's statement.

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The Corbett administration has declared war on the teachers' and public employees' pension systems. Calling the nearly 100-year-old pension systems a "tapeworm," Gov. Corbett said pension "reform" is a top priority this year. Find out what this means for your future financial security.

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