Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vouchers/Mandate Relief/ PTR: Poorer schools suffer most from cuts/ MCALL: Easton teachers/ Inky: Charter network with Turkish link

Allentown Morning Call Letter to the Editor

Vouchers could harm, not help, some schools

4:24 p.m. EDT, March 21, 2011
As a parent, active PTA member and business owner, I am quite concerned by the proposed school voucher agenda. The basic need is to fix the problem, not divert attention and resources.

 

Mt. Pleasant board voices displeasure with Senate Bill 1

By Rachel R. Basinger, FOR THE DAILY COURIER
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board wants to send a message to the state.
Monday night directors approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 1, which introduces the voucher program.  The resolution states the district's belief that the implementation of a tuition voucher program, overexpansion of any existing tax credit program or incentivizing a student's transfer out of the public education system in any way takes financial resources away from traditional public schools.

Read more: Mt. Pleasant board voices displeasure with Senate Bill 1 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/dailycourier/news/s_726354.html#ixzz1HKJyfQo8

 

Mandate Relief Package to be Unveiled by Education Chairs & Senate Republicans

MEDIA ADVISORY
HARRISBURG – Senator Jeff Piccola (R-15), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and members from the Senate Republican Caucus will be unveiling a legislative bill package on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the media center of the State Capitol Building to assist the state's school districts with the costly mandates imposed on them through the Pennsylvania Public School Code.  Senator Andy Dinniman, Democratic Chairman of the Education Committee, will also be participating in the event.

 

Poorer schools might suffer most from Corbett's cuts
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, By Associated Press, Monday, March 21, 2011

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's poorest school districts, which usually get the most help from the state, will suffer the most pain if Gov. Tom Corbett's budget is approved, according to advocates who say the plan will deliver a huge setback to efforts to erase educational disparities.

Read more: Poorer schools might suffer most from Corbett's cuts - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/regional/s_728363.html#ixzz1HKP8Wzz8

 

Between Easton, teachers is Blunt talk

School board's negotiator looks to the staff for salvation.

12:09 a.m. EDT, March 21, 2011
Easton Area School Board members and administrators have spent more than six hours in public meetings reviewing the $141.9 million budget with the subtext that those efforts are futile. At most, symbolic.  The big money, the kind district negotiator Paul Blunt says will save the district from fiscal doom, is in its people.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/easton/mc-easton-teachers-union-negotiations20110320,0,7003220.story


US charter school network with Turkish link draws federal attention
By Martha Woodall and Claudio Gatti
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 20 2011

Related articles:
Dayton Daily News 03/19/11 : Islam-inspired schools growing in Ohio
Canada Free Press March 20, 2011: Meet “the Most Dangerous Islamist on Planet Earth” He lives in Pennsylvania
Centre Daily Times March 22, 2011

Young Scholars charter school faces scrutiny over ties with Islamic leader

Federal authorities examining possible employee kickbacks, according to report



Read more on the Charter Schools Scandals website:
http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com/p/list-of-us-gulen-schools.html
And on the Perimeter Primate website:
http://perimeterprimate.blogspot.com/2010/11/affiliation-between-gulen-movement-and.html

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