Posts Categorized: education

Response to Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address (PA Family Institute)

February 3, 2021 | 2 comments | Posted in Children, education | Tags: , , ,

The following is a statement from Michael Geer, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Family Institute:

One of the lessons of the pandemic is that parents and children need more schooling options, not fewer. Every day, children are falling behind … Read more

Gov. Wolf’s Priorities Sound More Like Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day Than a Positive Path Forward for PA

February 2, 2021 | 2 comments | Posted in education, Marijuana, Press Release | Tags: , , ,

The well-being of children should be a top priority; including better educational options, not harmful marijuana expansion.

(HARRISBURG, PA) The experience of the COVID pandemic shows why truly empowering parents to meet their child’s educational needs should be added to … Read more

Educational Resources for Parents

August 11, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Children, education, Family, Parental rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , ,

Educational Options for Parents webinar:

Private School resources:

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) – Find a school.Association of Classical Christian Schools – Find a schoolKeystone Christian Education Association (KCEA)

Homeschooling Resources:

Education Resource Center from the Commonwealth… Read more

COVID-19, Churches, Schools – See PFI’s latest (and upcoming) webinars

July 31, 2020 | 2 comments | Posted in Church, education | Tags:

For the full webinar library, visit pafamily.org/webinars Latest webinar: SCOTUS Church Ruling, and how Governors’ Orders Impact Churches and Ministries Next webinar: Wednesday, August 5th @ 7pm – Educational Options for Parents: Learn more about Christian schools and homeschooling. Free… Read more

Parents: Seize this Opportunity to Choose Your Children’s Education

July 24, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Children, education, Family, Parental rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

By: Emily Kreps

As a mom here in Pennsylvania, I understand the stress that many parents are feeling and the questions we’re wondering as we approach this school year. Will Governor Wolf close the schools before they even open, or … Read more

Over 50 Pennsylvania Schools Districts Violate Constitutionally Protected Student Religious Speech

January 22, 2020 | No comments | Posted in education, Free Speech, Prayer | Tags:

Independence Law Center calls for districts to remedy policy violations.

(HARRISBURG, PA – January 22, 2020) Today, the Independence Law Center notified over 50 Pennsylvania school districts of their unconstitutional policies that target religious speech and are now calling on … Read more

Back To School: Remember to Pack Your Religious Freedom

August 26, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in education, First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags:

Several links below to resources on expressing your faith in school.

As children and college students head back to school, it’s always good to be reminded that religious liberty goes to school too. Please remember that your child has constitutionally-protected religious liberties … Read more

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education is the Healthiest Option for Youth

July 11, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Children, education, Health, Parental rights, Sexuality, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

Ascend is a premier advocacy organization that promotes SRA, or Sexual Risk Avoidance, educational programs.  “Ascend is the nation’s leader in the SRA field. For over a decade, we have helped thousands of America’s youth make smart, forward-thinking choices about … Read more

Gov. Wolf’s EITC veto failed thousands of families. So what will our lawmakers do?

June 25, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Children, education | Tags:

By: Allison Rishel

In a move of colossal injustice, Governor Tom Wolf failed Pennsylvania’s families and children by vetoing an expansion of the highly popular Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Now he must answer to the tens of thousands … Read more

Governor Wolf Vetoes EITC Expansion Bill, Denies Opportunity for Families to Access the Best Education for their Children

June 18, 2019 | 2 comments | Posted in education | Tags:

Pennsylvania Family Institute today expresses disappointment with Governor Wolf’s veto of House Bill 800, which would have helped thousands of needy families by expanding the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

“Governor Wolf, with the stroke of his veto pen, … Read more