Established in 2006, the Keystone State Education Coalition is a growing grass roots, non-partisan public education advocacy group of several hundred locally elected, volunteer school board members and administrators from school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Our mission is to evaluate, discuss and inform our boards, district constituents and legislators on legislative issues of common interest and to facilitate active engagement in public education advocacy.
By Angela Couloumbis and Adrienne Lu, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett made an unusual and unexpected appearance Tuesday afternoon at a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans to shore up support for a school-voucher bill to help low-income students attend the schools of their choice.
The governor carved out time to meet with the GOP legislators after it became clear that the voucher legislation was running into trouble. The Republican-controlled Senate was expected to approve it Tuesday but instead put off the vote to iron out differences.
HARRISBURG -- Republican Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday took the unusual step of appearing before the Senate GOP closed-door caucus to argue for passage of school choice, but a vote on the bill was postponed until April 26 at the earliest.
Supporters, organization and cash drive Corbett-backed push for vouchers.
By John L. Micek, MORNING CALL HARRISBURG BUREAU
10:48 p.m. EDT, April 12, 2011
— There were T-shirts, lunches and posters with clever slogans for the hundreds of people who gathered on the Capitol steps Tuesday to rally for legislation allowing children from struggling schools to use taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private and religious schools.
Harrisburg, PA- The Commonwealth Foundation announced today preliminary results from extensive Open Records Requests that found more than $59 million dollars of taxpayer money is being funneled through taxpayer-funded public school districts directly to organizations frequently involved in lobbying against the interests of taxpayers and underserved children.
Washington Post Bridging Differences Blog, ByDiane RavitchonApril 12, 2011 9:44 AM
Vouchers are back in the news. Several conservative governors are pushing them, and Republican members of Congress—in a showdown with President Barack Obama—have succeeded in restoring funding for the District of Columbia's voucher program, which was cut by the previous Democratic-controlled Congress.