PA House Passes Bad Charter School Legislation

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania ( On Tuesday, April 25th, the PA House passed HB 97 by a vote of 108-84. Click HERE to learn if your state representative supported or opposed HB 97. Ten Republicans and 74 Democrats voted against the bill. If … Continued

Bills to Reform Standardized Testing Get Broad Support

Posted at April 27, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Bills would let districts decide if standardized tests should be a graduation requirement. (Alberto G./Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A package of five … Continued

Education Advocates Call Charter-School Reform Bill Flawed

Posted at April 25, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA)Play Audio in Browser Window House Bill 97 continues a financial incentive for charters to underserve severely disabled children. (amslerPIX/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Legislation to reform charter schools … Continued

Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities

Posted at By Lecia Imbery April 14, 2017  “Our young people are the future, and we all want them to have the support they need for successful and fulfilling lives. As a central banker, I recognize the benefits to the broader … Continued

Why Do Rural Legislators Vote for Voucher Programs That Deliver NO Benefits to Their Counties?

Posted at Apr 07, 2017 01:04 pm | Stephen Herzenberg Imagine two Pennsylvania programs that subsidize a mix of the state’s most expensive private schools catering to the very rich plus faith-based instruction hostile to those with different beliefs. … Continued

Report: Vouchers Fund PA Religious, Private Schools with Taxpayer Dollars

Posted at April 10, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window A report found a significant number of religious schools that receive vouchers teach creationism as science. (John Scalz/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Penn. — A … Continued

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