Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Privatizing PA Public Ed? Follow the Gureghian Money……

Want to know what privatizing public education might look like in Pennsylvania?
When they were recently asked whether the current administration is seeking to privatize public education, a couple of PA State Senators used the term "selective dismantling" in discussions with school board members and superintendents in Delaware County.

Follow the Money: Contributions by Vahan Gureghian 1/1/07 - 5/31/11

Dual enrollment funds face cut
Poor may be left out of program
Sunday, May 29, 2011
By John Manganaro, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG -- When Highlands High School student Julia Helgert heads to the University of Pittsburgh in August to start her freshman year, she'll already have a little basic knowledge about how college classes work.


Waiting for a School Miracle

By DIANE RAVITCH, Published: May 31, 2011
TEN years ago, Congress adopted the No Child Left Behind legislation, mandating that all students must be proficient in reading or mathematics by 2014 or their school would be punished.

Harrisburg School Board plans to close 4 schools, cut 226 jobs to save money

Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 10:54 PM
Facing what district officials called an unprecedented fiscal crisis, Harrisburg School District officials laid out plans tonight to shed 226 employees and close four school buildings in the upcoming school year.
The job losses — and higher class sizes sure to result — come as the district has already committed to dropping its in-house vocational and technical program and end its full-day kindergarten classes.

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