Sunday, June 26, 2011
In a rush for more charter schools? Questionable Academic Performance and Results for Kids Great “Gold Standard” Results for Owners, CEOs, Politicians
Sunday June 26, 2011 Tweet from PA House GOP:
In a rush for more charter schools?
Questionable Academic Performance and Results for Kids
This KSEC commentary was faxed to all members of the PA General Assembly this weekend
KSEC is also faxing this OP/ED by PSBA Executive Director Tom Gentzel to all members of the PA General Assembly this weekend:
Senate Bill 1 — the taxpayer- funded tuition voucher legislation — has been steadily losing favor in the halls of the state Capitol recently despite massive amounts of pressure and dollars being spent by out-of-state interest groups to keep it alive.
Despite the Weiner incident, Twitter is an effective communication tool for elected officials who believe in good government. It is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to interact with constituents and keep government transparent. Several members of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives are great examples of how Twitter can be used effectively.
In a sharp rebuke to the Obama administration, the Republican chairman of the House education committee on Thursday challenged plans by the education secretary to override provisions of the federalNo Child Left Behind Law, and he said he would use a House rewrite of it this year to rein in the secretary's influence on America's schools.
Responding to Education Secretary Arne Duncan's promise to grant states waivers to the education law's most onerous provisions if Congress failed to rewrite it, the committee chairman, Representative John Kline of Minnesota, sent Mr. Duncan a letter on Thursday demanding that he explain by July 1 the legal authority that he believed he had to issue the waivers.
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