Nov. 29, 2022

HARRISBURG – For the second straight year, Pennsylvania’s students have underperformed on state-issued standardized tests compared to pre-pandemic results, in some cases worse than 2021. Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response:

“This year’s abysmal PSSA scores, especially in the areas of language arts and biology, are another reminder that government forcing students to remain in a broken education system that is failing today’s students.

“When Democrats here in Pennsylvania chose to side with their special interest allies and political donors instead of parents, families and students, they did so at the expense of preparing our students for a rapidly changing world.

“Republicans have, and will continue to, advance education policies that empower families to make the best decisions possible for their children and their future.

“We are encouraged Governor-elect Shapiro has agreed with some of these proposals in concept and hope we can continue to find common ground on these issues moving forward.”

Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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