Monday, February 21, 2011

Inky OPED: Pa.'s unaccountable voucher bill/ WHYY: Senators Leach & Williams' debate SB1/ Delco Times OPED: School vouchers aren't the answer/ CNN: Ravitch - Why America's teachers are enraged

Philadelphia Inquirer Opinion Posted on Mon, Feb. 21, 2011

Pa.'s unaccountable voucher bill

By Lawrence A. Feinberg
In support of Pennsylvania's Senate Bill 1, which would provide taxpayer-funded vouchers to private schools, voucher evangelists have been citing a report by the Foundation for Educational Choice, "A Win-Win Solution: The Empirical Evidence on How Vouchers Affect Public Schools." However, a review of the report by the National Education Policy Center finds no credible evidence that vouchers have improved student achievement.

WHYY Newsworks February 19, 2011
Listen to Senators Leach & Williams debate SB1 on Radio Times
Pennsylvania's Senate Education Committee held hearings earlier this week on a new bill that would allow low-income families tax-funded vouchers to send their children to a school of their choosing rather than a failing neighborhood school.
On Friday, Democratic State Senators Anthony Hardy Williams from Philadelphia and Daylin Leach from Montgomery County passionately debated the issues surrounding public education and the new bill on Radio Times.

Charlotte Hummel is School Board President in the William Penn School District
Delaware County Times Saturday, February 19, 2011
Guest Column: School vouchers aren’t the answer
By CHARLOTTE HUMMEL, Times Guest Columnist

Why America's teachers are enraged
By Diane Ravitch, Special to CNN
February 20, 2011 6:05 p.m. EST

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