We in Pennsylvania have serious work to do to address education funding, and we don’t have to look beyond York to see why.
A recent study concluded that York City School District is the most underfunded school district, on a per-student basis, in Pennsylvania.
The district also has the highest percentage of students living in acute, or extreme, poverty in Pennsylvania.
Those statistics help demonstrate how unfair the current system of school funding is, stacked against those students who need the most support.
York City schools Superintendent Eric Holmes recently told the York Daily Record that our city students are just as intelligent, talented and capable as any other students in Pennsylvania – and I couldn’t agree more.
But in order for our children to learn, grow and achieve success, we need equitably funded schools.