Thursday, July 28, 2011

Senate Democratic Policy Committee Public Hearing to Focus on School Choice Tuesday August 2nd 10 am



Senate Democratic Policy Committee Public Hearing to Focus on School Choice


WHO: State Sens. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Monroe/Northampton), Mike Stack (D-Phila.), Anthony H. Williams (D- Phila./Delaware) and Andy Dinniman (D-Chester/Montgomery)
WHAT: Public Hearing on School Choice
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Community Room, Community College of Philadelphia Northeast Regional Center, 12901 Townsend Road, Philadelphia
DETAILS: The Senate Democratic Policy Committee is hosting a panel discussion on school choice legislation, school vouchers and EITC scholarships.
Panelists on both sides of the issue have been invited to participate:
  • In favor of school choice legislation: Students First PA Executive Director Dawn Chavous, REACH Alliance and Foundation Director Otto Banks, Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Education Director Sean McAleer, constitutional law expert Phil Murren of Ball, Murren & Connell and Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives President and CEO Matthew J. Brouillette
  • In opposition to school choice legislation: Education Law Center Director of Public Advocacy Baruch Kintisch, AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch, Springfield Township School Board President Tony Quinn, Keystone State Education Coalition Co-Chair Larry Feinberg and PSEA President Jim Testerman.
Media coverage is welcomed.
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