Monday, July 11, 2011

"We think public schools should go away,’’ says Teri Adams, the head of the Independence Hall Tea Party and a leading advocate — both in New Jersey and Pennsylvania — of passage of school voucher bills.

Posted on Mon, Jul. 11, 2011
Pa. budget cuts hit poorer districts hardest, funding equity advocate says
By Dan Hardy Inquirer Staff Writer
Cuts in state aid to Pennsylvania public schools as a result of the budget passed late last month in Harrisburg hurt poorer districts much more than wealthier ones, says a longtime advocate for equity in funding.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/20110711_Pa__budget_cuts_hit_poorer_districts_hardest__funding_equity_advocate_says.html

 

2009 report identified dozens of PA schools for possible cheating

by thenotebook on Jul 08 2011

by Benjamin Herold and Dale Mezzacappa

[Updates - school list; District says it never got report] 
Dozens of schools across the city and state were flagged in a study of 2009 state standardized test scores that sought to use statistical analysis to ferret out possible examples of cheating on the PSSA exam.

http://www.thenotebook.org/blog/113871/2009-report-identified-pa-schools-possible-cheating

 

Braun: Advocates of privatized education want to end public schools

Published: Monday, July 11, 2011, 10:00 AM
"We think public schools should go away,'' says Teri Adams, the head of the Independence Hall Tea Party and a leading advocate — both in New Jersey and Pennsylvania — of passage of school voucher bills. The tea party operates in those two states and Delaware.
They should "go away," she says, because "they are hurting our children.''

Message from a charter school: Thrive or transfer
By Michael Winerip /New York Times Published: July 10, 2011

In 2008, when Katherine Sprowal's son, Matthew, was selected in a lottery to attend the Harlem Success Academy 3 charter school, she was thrilled.

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