Pennsylvania Public Schools

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Pennsylvania's highest court is reviving a lawsuit that says the state is failing in its obligation to provide an adequate education to public school students.

Ideological Debate Over Low-Performing School Underlies PA's Education Compliance Plans

Sep 25, 2017
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Every state in the U.S. was required to submit a proposal to the federal government by last week on how it will comply with the new federal education law, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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In any contentious debate, getting two sides to agree to the same set of facts can be an elusive, frustrating endeavor.

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A powerful coalition of Pennsylvania lawmakers is promoting a forthcoming education savings account (ESA) bill that would allow hundreds of thousands of students in the state to use public money to pay for private school tuition.

The proposal could dramatically alter the state's K-12 education landscape, potentially siphoning away about a fifth of the state's overall support for public schools.