Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pennsylvania's school voucher legislation isn't about low-income students

Pennsylvania's school voucher legislation isn't about low-income students
Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 5:00 AM
By Sharon Kletzien and Larry Feinberg
Proponents of tuition vouchers, including legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Corbett, often promote the idea as one needed to help children from low-income families "escape" from struggling schools to attend private or religious schools. 

News media outlets, including The Patriot-News, have unwittingly or passively played right along with that story line. But facts are stubborn things. And the facts show a completely different picture. 



Study questions state's charter school system

Stanford University finds Pennsylvania charter school students make smaller gains in learning.

By Tegan Hanlon, OF THE MORNING CALL, 8:16 p.m. EDT, June 12, 2011
A new study by Stanford University casts doubt on whether Pennsylvania charter schools are a better choice for students.  The study by Stanford's Center for Research on Education Outcomes concludes that "students in Pennsylvania charter schools on average make smaller learning gains" when compared with their traditional counterparts.



Our Failing Public Schools

Harvard, Princeton, NYU, Swarthmore, Cornell, Columbia, American, Syracuse, B.U., Case Western, MICA, RISD, Penn, Catholic U, Tulane, UVA, James Madison, Lehigh, Michigan State.  Is this a list of universities that grads from some posh Main Line private school will be attending in the fall?


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