Friday, April 29, 2011

Governor Corbett Pays Homage to Mr. Gureghian in Chester Today

Governor Corbett Pays Homage to Mr. Gureghian in Chester Today

Today the Governor is coming to visit the state's largest charter school, Chester Community Charter School, owned by Vahan Gureghian, one of his largest campaign donors.

 

It is noteworthy that the Governor is NOT visiting any of the school districts in Delaware County, which are collectively slated to lose over $44 million in state funding under his budget.

 

The Governor should go visit Chester Upland SD, look them in the eyes and explain to the good people there how reducing their budget by $19 million will help their children, or to William Penn SD, which stand to lose over $4 million, or Upper Darby at $5.7 million or Southeast Delco at $2.9 million.

 

Chester-Upland SD
$19,042,458
Southeast Delco SD
$2,945,003
Upper Darby SD
$5,714,999
William Penn SD
$4,246,777


15 Delco Districts
$44,560,304

 

Here's a December 2010 Post-Gazette article that describes Mr. Gureghian's relationship with the Governor:

 

Corbett's team jingles with donors
Two-thirds of members have financial ties to campaign
Sunday, December 19, 2010
By Tracie Mauriello, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
"The transition team member who provided the most to Mr. Corbett -- $334,286 over the past three years -- was Vahan Gureghian, a Gladwyne lawyer who operates the state's largest charter school and owns a billboard company.
Mr. Gureghian was tapped to serve on the education committee and to lead the 27-member transportation committee, along with two former PennDOT administrators."

Read more: http://postgazette.com/pg/10353/1111963-454.stm#ixzz1KufEATau

 

The Heron's Nest: Mr. Corbett goes to Chester

By Phil Heron, editor@delcotimes.com
Gov. Tom Corbett is coming to Chester today. That's a good thing.
The governor, who just completed his first 100 days in office, will visit the Chester Community Charter School. It's part of what Corbett says is an ongoing review of the effectiveness of both public and charter schools across the Commonwealth.

Concerned about the Education Budget? Let Governor Corbett Know
Governor Tom Corbett Phone: 717-787-2500, Fax: 717-772-8284, Email: governor@state.pa.us

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