As June begins and the General Assembly returns to session next week, legislators will face difficult decisions as they try to pass the 2010-2011 state budget by June 30. They must deal with a deficit of more than $1 billion this year – but they will need to use a balanced approach – assuring sufficient revenues along with making cuts and instituting efficiencies – to keep Pennsylvania moving forward.
Some lawmakers argue that spending cuts alone will solve the budget deficit, but what would that mean for Pennsylvania children? Watch this video, illustrating how cutting education funding will hurt our students and our schools, now and in the future.
Take action today. Contact your local legislators now. Let them know you want the state to do whatever is necessary to meet its commitment to our schools so they can give students the resources they need to achieve.
The House of Representatives already passed their budget bill this spring that demonstrates its commitment to PA students and public education with a $354 million increase for basic education. We now look to our State Senate to continue its commitment to student progress.
For more information on the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign, please visit www.paschoolfunding.org.
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