Of course, the converse of that is also true, especially when we’re talking about public education in Pennsylvania. As Education Voters, our mantra has always been, “If it’s broken, let’s fix it!”
For too long, elected officials have acknowledged that public education – and in particular funding for public education – has needed to be fixed. But the thoughtful and sometimes difficult conversations haven’t been happening. Instead, we have seen too many instances of partisan bickering, finger pointing, passing the buck and stop-gap solutions that neither address the real issues nor solve any problems.
If we are serious about improving public education – AND WE ARE – we need to demand more from our elected officials. We need to ensure that we support candidates that are committed to making sure that every Pennsylvania child has an opportunity for a top-quality education. If candidates aren’t focused on education issues, we must make sure they know that we as voters ARE and we want to know their positions on this critical issue. Finally, we need to put our money where our mouths are… get out and VOTE for candidates that support public education!
To see our picks for Governor and the State House and Senate, click here. We’re pretty proud of this list and think we’ve selected the very best advocates for public education in the state. Let us know what issues you will be making YOUR voting decisions based on. And remember to let the candidates know too by attending public forums, writing a letter to the editor or contacting their campaign offices.