that’s the ratio of return to the local economy on every $1 invested in early childhood education
As a result, the quality of a child’s education often depends on their zip code. High-poverty public schools in Pennsylvania spend an annual average of $3,000 less per student compared to wealthy schools, adding up to a funding gap of $75,000 in a classroom of 25 students. The Education Law Center has long been a leading statewide advocate for more adequate and equitable state funding, and will continue to be a leading voice in this work.
An ELC Fact Sheet published in November 2011 detailing the history of public school funding approaches in Pennsylvania.
Education Law Center Attorney David Lapp’s December 11, 2014 testimony to the School District of Philadelphia examines the legislative intent...Read More