Chairperson- Ms. Sandra Schaal
The Committee on Education seeks to: (1) eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education; (2) study local educational conditions affecting minority groups; (3) investigate the public school system and school zoning; (4) familiarize itself with textbook material that is racially derogatory; (5) seek to stimulate school attendance; (6) keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; (7) investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices; (8) promote effective teacher certification; (9) promote parental involvement in education; and (10) aim to be a center of community education on issues affecting minority communities and on the work of the Association.
We must continue the fight to eliminate the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Too many children, particularly African American, other minorities, and underprivileged people from all groups have been subjected to lesser educational opportunities leading to lesser opportunities for success in their personal and professional lives.
Every child in Pennsylvania has the right to a public education that prepares them for college and career.
The Pennsylvania School Funding Lawsuit, originally filed in the Commonwealth Court of PA on November 10, 2014, is scheduled for trial. This is the result of an Order signed by Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer on April 1, 2021. Commonwealth Court Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer will be presiding. The trial will take place in the Pennsylvania Judicial Center – Courtroom 3002.
Born out of the Civil Rights Movement, for nearly 50 years the Children’s Defense Fund has led the fight for justice for children, with a special focus on children in the Black community. The Children's Defense Fund remains committed to uplifting Black communities and fighting structural racism.