A People's Budget: Education

The Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People hosted a hearing to discuss an education budget that works for all Pennsylvanians. 

The hearing was held on Monday, March 1 and can be viewed in full at the link below. 


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A People's Budget: Education

(February 25, 2021)

Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People - Education Budget Read more



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House Democratic Policy Committee: funding and consistency would improve student outcomes

(March 2, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 2 -- State Reps. Liz Fiedler and Rick Krajewski hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing Monday to highlight how an education budget focused on the people could best impact Pennsylvania students, especially the neediest populations. The committee heard testimony from a panel of pre-k advocates, including Shalonda Spencer, director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Trying Together; Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez, CEO of Children's Playhouse Early Learning Center; and De’Wayne Drummond, president, Mantua Civic Association Parent Engagement Specialist, Head Start at Philadelphia School District. The panel shared concerns regarding workforce retention, low pay and the need for additional funding so they can increase pay for workers. The panel also described the devastating mental and emotional toll COVID-19 has taken on them, and on childcare center workers and families. They called for renewed investment in the care and education of Pennsylvania’s youngest residents. “I am deeply invested in the equitable education of Pennsylvania’s children from birth on up. As a mother, it’s personal for me and as a legislator, it’s my mission to ensure our children have access to high-quality care and education,” Fiedler explained. “We must draw a line and refuse to let some children be viewed as less valuable than others by the General Assembly. That starts by valuing the labor of the Read more



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People's Education Budget - Testimony

(March 1, 2021)

Testimony from a hearing on the People's Education Budget, hosted by Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and Rep. Rick Krajewski. Read more