Voucher bill is a sham to skirt law
There is no way the proposed state school voucher legislation can do anything but damage the public school system. There also is no way the measure can do anything but further enrich the operators of private and parochial schools, nearly all of which are operated by the politically powerful Roman Catholic Church.
Vouchers violate state constitution
Centre Daily Times – Opinion, Robert Speel
Robert Speel is an associate professor of political science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
March 4, 2011 12:32am EST
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Vouchers are constitutional under
U.S. and law Pa.
Patriot News OP/ED Published: Thursday, March 03, 2011, 9:05 AM
Richard D. Komer is a senior litigation attorney at the Institute for Justice. Recently, he testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in
on the proposed voucher legislation Philadelphia
Here is the CliffsNotes version of the debate. A bill proposed by what might appear to be the state Senate’s version of the Odd Couple — Republican Sen. Jeff Piccola of Dauphin County and Democrat Sen. Anthony Williams, who represents West Philly and a slice of Delaware County, would use state funds to subsidize “a choice” for lower-income families when it comes to where their kids are educated.
And they sure don’t look like they’re “persistently failing” to Chichester School District Superintendent Barbara DiMarino.
“It’s such a harsh label,” DiMarino said of the designation, recently applied to Chichester High School by supporters of a controversial school voucher bill that would require taxpayers to subsidize the education of public school students from low-income families who want to attend state charter, private and parochial schools. “Especially for a school district that has such great students, teachers and administrators.”