Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward is a champion for the welfare of children and youth. On this episode of Students Over Systems, Senator Ward lays out the strong support in Pennsylvania for education freedom, including the proposed “Pennsylvania Award for Student Success” (PASS) program designed to provide lifeline scholarships to K-12 students trapped in the state’s lowest-performing schools. Senator Ward describes the legislature’s ongoing budget discussions, the governor’s inconsistent support for school choice, and the teachers unions’ relentless demands for more funding, despite record-high K-12 public education funding increases, high per-pupil funding, and unspent federal pandemic aid.