This episode of EPLC's "Focus on Education" TV Program initially aired on Sunday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The show aired in two parts.
Part 1: Guest was Joan L. Benso, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
To discuss the work of her organization, the current "state" of children in Pennsylvania, and Governor Wolf's 2017-2018 state budget proposal and how it would affect the livelihood of the Commonwealth's youngest citizens.
Part 2: Guest was Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
To discuss the work of his organization and current education policy-related issues including the Commonwealth's structural deficit of about $2 Billion, school property tax reform, state pension systems, and Governor Wolf's 2017-2018 state budget proposal.
All EPLC "Focus on Education" TV shows are hosted by EPLC President Ron Cowell.
Visit eplc.org and the paschoolfunding.org web sites for various resources related to education and school funding issues.
"Focus on Education" is a monthly program focusing on education issues in Pennsylvania.
The program has most recently included interviews with leaders of the State YMCA of Pennsylvania, the PA School Boards Association, the PA Early Learning Investment Commission and Education Voters PA; a PHEAA student aid officer to discuss higher education financial aid opportunities for students and their families; leadership from several arts education organizations on the implications of state and federal budgets for the arts, humanities, culture, and libraries; PA Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera, the PA State Board of Education Chairman and Executive Director, and the leadership of several statewide education associations to discuss Governor Wolf's proposed 2017-2018 education budget. Additional shows have included interviews with PA Senate Education Committee Chair Lloyd K. Smucker and discussions on arts education in PA, teacher preparation, school curriculum and instruction, and many more topics.
Recording of all the past "Focus on Education" episodes are posted at eplc.org
"Focus on Education" airs on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. EST on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and then airs again several times throughout the same month.
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