|Posted:||March 19, 2021 11:11 AM|
|From:||Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr.|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Teacher Tax Credit|
|Did you know that more than half of all Pennsylvanian teachers do not receive reimbursements or discretionary funding from their districts for classroom supplies? On average, a Pennsylvanian teacher will spend $450 of their own money to buy vital classroom supplies for their students each year.
Not only is this a cost some teachers choose to bear, but it further drives the striking inequities students face across school districts in Pennsylvania. We entrust in teachers the critical task of shaping our next generation of scientists, entrepreneurs, writers, and artists. Yet, teachers in underfunded schools take on the burden of buying books, pencils, markers, notebooks, binders, computers, chairs, and so much more so that their students may experience learning opportunities that they would otherwise never have a chance to experience.
My bill hopes to alleviate some the of financial burden teachers carry:
Considering the hard work and stress our teachers have faced over the previous year, I think this credit is the least we can do to acknowledge their dedication and hard work.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as HB1426