Resource | February 17, 2023

ReadyNation PA Realtors Bureau

PA School Funding: A Problem for Realtors and Communities

Join ReadyNation’s PA Realtors Bureau By Signing Our Petition

Click here to join realtors across Pennsylvania urging our elected leaders to reduce local property taxes and improve schools and communities by investing in greater long-term state funding for K-12 education through the Fair Funding Formula.

ReadyNation’s PA Realtors Bureau is a project of ReadyNation / Council For A Strong America, a 501©3 non-profit organization. There is no cost to be affiliated with ReadyNation.

Real estate professionals, who frequently invest in the communities they serve, have a unique understanding of the impact that schools and local property taxes can have on the future of a community. High millage rates assessed on low-wealth properties paired with poor school performance serve as a significant disincentive for individuals and businesses to invest in such communities. Greater state resources for K-12 education can seed a transformation for many of Pennsylvania’s low-wealth communities— increasing home values, community investment, and wealth creation for families.

There are mutually reinforcing relationships among school quality, home values and a thriving community.

ReadyNation’s PA Realtors Bureau acts on the research showing that home values rise and real estate markets benefit when school quality and student performance improve, particularly in communities with underperforming schools. Greater state investment in equitable public school funding can foster these positive outcomes for Pennsylvania’s students and communities.

Demographic chart of students in school districts

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