Our City Council testimony today calling for increased education funding

This week, PSP joined parents, educators, and business leaders across the city calling for increased education funding from the city and state. If paired with common sense financial concessions and reforms to the teachers and principals contracts, increased revenue can achieve better schools for kids, not just maintain the status quo.

Read our testimony before City Council and learn more about our investments in the city schools.

Unlike in the past, this push for increased funding isn’t about ‘saving’ a struggling system. This is about continuing a transformation that is already under way, including cutting costs, closing under-performing and under enrolled schools, expanding the successful Renaissance turnaround program and growing high-performing charter and District schools.

If coupled with reasonable financial concessions and meaningful work rule reforms – such as hiring and assigning teachers and principals based on performance rather than how long they’ve been teaching, and ensuring new money is invested in improving student achievement –  increased city and state funding will help ensure both financial stability and a strong educational foundation for tens of thousands of young people.

Feel free to contact us with questions.