Failing the Future

Is the way Pennsylvania funds public education the reason some students are left behind?

"I wish my school had..."

About this project: In Pennsylvania, a state with 500 school districts, the funding crisis of public education is not a breaking news story. It's been the reality for years. Students study in decaying buildings, can only dream about art classes and fight the stigma of being from "that school." The crisis of funding public education is imminent as the court is set to look into how Pennsylvania funds public education and if it violates the State Constitution. In this series, we explore deepening inequities across school districts and ask:
Will the school funding crisis in Pa. ever be solved?

Stories

Coming soon in this series

In the coming weeks, we’ll explore how teachers in Southwestern Pennsylvania cope with their students having access to fewer basic resources, from crayons to technology. And then we'll start to look beyond secondary education to how students from under-resourced districts are positioned in higher education and the workforce.