PSEA Panel Discussed Senator Mastriano's Public School Funding Proposal
A panel of Pennsylvania educators met on Tuesday to discuss Senator Doug Mastriano's public school funding proposal.
The new Pennsylvania State Education Association analysis found that Senator Mastriano's education plan would cut public school funding by more than $12 billion annually.
This could result in the loss of nearly 119,000 jobs statewide and more than double teacher-to-student ratios in public schools.
Educators from Erie county joined the PSEA Vice President, Aaron Chapin, to discuss the local impacts of those proposed public school funding cuts.
"Senator Mastriano's education plan would be devastating for our public schools. It would prevent our schools from being able to operate when half their funding in many instances is being eliminated," said Chapin. "And we need citizens across the commonwealth to know what this plan has in store for our public schools."
The PSEA represents about 177,000 active and retired educators and school employees, student teachers, higher education staff, and health care workers in Pennsylvania.