PreK-12 Education Funding in Pennsylvania: Where Do We Stand?

By Marc Stier and Diana Polson

Read the full analysis of the education components of Gov. Wolf's proposed 2018-19 budget here.

The General Assembly has begun working on the budget for 2018-19 based on Governor Wolf’s budget proposal. So, this is a good time to look at the governor’s proposals in light of the recent history of funding for education in our state.

Governor Wolf’s budget would finally restore (in nominal dollars) the deep cuts to K-12 classroom funding made by Governor Corbett in 2011-12, which is a noteworthy accomplishment. However, inadequate funding and deep inequities still remain in our school funding system. Also, Governor Wolf continues to prioritize early education funding. His proposal this year, if enacted, would nearly double Pre-K funding since 2014-15. A signature focus of Governor Wolf this year is a substantial investment in Career and Technical Education and workforce development, with the aim of providing high school and post-secondary youth with critical STEM and other technical skills that can lead to good paying jobs.

Read the full analysis of the education components of Gov. Wolf's proposed 2018-19 budget here.

MORE RESOURCES:

PBPC's Overview of Governor Wolf's 2018-19 Proposed Budget

PBPC's Press Statement on Governor's Propsed Budget

PBPC's Podcast on the Governor's Budget Proposal:

PBPC's Webinar on Our Analysis of the Governor's Budget Proposal: