WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Educators and students in the Wilkes-Barre Area High School got a visit by the governor today.

Wolf was in town looking to better fund education across the state. The governor’s stop in Wilkes-Barre was to highlight part of his final budget as governor which has a great deal of education funding.

Governor Wolf is looking to the future of education. Improving on what is established across the state and building on it.

“It’s pretty safe to say that you can’t keep taking money away from something and expect to get to a great place and that’s what Pennsylvania was doing for so many years,” stated Wolf.

Wolf spoke with hundreds of Wilkes-Barre Area High School students Wednesday. Highlighting a proposal that would pump 1.9 billion dollars into Pre-k through college.

“The more we invest in things like schools. The more we invest in places like this the better the entire commonwealth is going to be. That includes financially,” explained Governor Wolf.

Governor Wolf says if the general assembly passes this proposal in his final budget, education institutions will be able to use it as they see fit.

Including, restoring grade school classes that were cut renovations, or a new building like the home of the wolfpack.

“The issue is we can not afford to have any student be in any school that is struggling in any way,” said Wolf.

“With a good education people are empowered they are enlightened; they are inspired and their voices are given added strength,” stated Tarin Johnson, senior at Wilkes-Barre Area High School.

Tarin Johnson spoke for the student body. Saying to the crowd of a couple of hundred peers public education has helped him succeed to move on.

“I know when I receive my diploma and walk out of the front doors of this new building in just a few weeks the education that I received will guide me in the right direction in the future ahead,” explained Johnson

In the past seven years of Governor Wolf’s administration, he says he has been able to invest 1.8 billion dollars in education.

While Governor Wolf was here he visited the new school and spoke to students.

Governor Tom Wolf is joined by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and educators in Wilkes-Barre to urge the General Assembly to make education more equitable by increasing funding.

The stream can be watched below.