Area schools bracing for austere new era
Widespread program cuts and layoffs are expected, along with tax hikes in many districts.
This blog has previously highlighted voucher proponents and organizations that bankroll them including:
FreedomWorks' Dick Armey helps tea party shift and stay relevant
Washington Post, By Amy Gardner,
"Shame on Senator Greenleaf for not putting children first"
Senator Greenleaf is a Republican and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. His 12th District includes parts of Bucks and Montgomery Counties in suburban Philadelphia.
Click here to see the mailer that FreedomWorks recently funded and sent to all voters in Senator Greenleaf's district chastising him for not supporting SB1
The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries
By DAVE EGGERS and NÍNIVE CLEMENTS CALEGARI
Published: April 30, 2011
NEWSWEEK: Back to School for the Billionaires
They hoped their cash could transform failing classrooms. They were wrong.
NEWSWEEK investigates what their money bought.
The richest man in America stepped to the podium and declared war on the nation's school systems. High schools had become "obsolete" and were "limiting—even ruining—the lives of millions of Americans every year." The situation had become "almost shameful." Bill Gates, prep-school grad and college dropout, had come before the National Governors Association seeking converts to his plan to do something about it—a plan he would back with $2 billion of his own cash.