Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Philly Voucher Debate September 24th

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Philadelphia Debate!  PA School Vouchers: Win, or Woe? Sat. Sept 24, 2011

Join DVAU for a major debate on school vouchers, in particular, Pennsylvania's bill SB-1, which would divert taxpayer dollars from public education in order to finance religious and private schools.

Details and RSVP: http://dvau.org/?p=678

 

Capitolwire: Corbett budget guidance plan touts tying education funding to kids, not districts

8/22/2011 Sari Heidenreich, Capitolwire

HARRISBURG (Aug. 19) -- In addition to bringing the hammer down on any departmental spending increases for next year's budget, Gov. Tom Corbett's 2012-2013 budget policy guidelines released late last week told the Department of Education to make school funding more portable.

http://www.psba.org/news-publications/headlines/details.asp?id=2116

 

Limiting lame-duck Pa. school boards

Legislation would curb long-term hiring and spending decisions.

August 21, 2011|By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a relatively new superintendent, Wendy Royer has overseen some big changes during her two years in the small school system in Springfield Township, Montgomery County.

Posted: August 21 Updated: Today at 1:10 PM 
Hearing rails against cuts

School officials, Democrats agree budget is 'direct assault' on most vulnerable

By RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com
SCRANTON – With only 17 days until the academic year begins, representatives from local school districts attended a state House Democratic Policy Committee hearing atScranton High School on Tuesday to discuss the damage they said were caused by cuts to public education in Gov. Tom Corbett's 2011 budget.


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