Monday, May 30, 2011

FreedomWorks, Rhee, Gureghian

FreedomWorks pressures Pennsylvania lawmakers for action on school vouchers
Patriot News Sunday, May 29, 2011, 6:30 AM
Pat Vance, R-Cumberland County, said she would vote against the school voucher bill as it's written now. She said she has concerns about affordability. Over the next month, lawmakers will grind their way toward a final state budget. ...

Embrace change in Pennsylvania education system
Published: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 2:47 PM
Michelle Rhee By Patriot-News Op-Ed The Patriot-News
In cases where there aren't enough spaces in good charter schools, and in which neighborhood schools are failing to provide a quality education to kids, I believe we should allow publicly funded private school vouchers for poor children. ...

Email trail shows Pottstown schools chief was in talks with charter magnate
"Should that new paradigm involve Gureghian's takeover of Pottstown's elementary education, it would also have meant, by Lindley's estimates, a $19.2 million windfall in Pottstown tax dollars for Gureghian's company."The Pottstown Mercury, Published: Sunday, May 29, 2011;
Andrew Dinniman, D-19th Dist. told The Mercury that with Harrisburg battling over school vouchers and a difficult state budget that it is unlikely any action would be undertaken on the charter school reform bill before the fall. ...

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