ABINGTON – April 2, 2015 – State Senator Art Haywood made the following comments in response to the publication of an equitable education funding formula by the Campaign for Fair Education Funding:

“I applaud the efforts of the Campaign for Fair Education Funding to develop a formula for the equitable distribution of education funding for school districts. Pennsylvania is one of only three states in the nation that doesn’t have a school funding formula. According to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, ‘The state of Pennsylvania is 50th, dead last, in terms of the inequality between how wealthy school districts are funded and poor districts.’

The Campaign for Fair Education Funding’s formula establishes a statewide base education cost; specific weights for special student learning supports; and, unique district characteristics. I look forward to working with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding, the Basic Education Funding Commission and Gov. Tom Wolf and to ensure every child in Pennsylvania receives the education they deserve.”


Contact: Melissa Ostroff

Phone: 215-517-1434