Established in 2006, the Keystone State Education Coalition is a growing grass roots, non-partisan public education advocacy group of several hundred locally elected, volunteer school board members and administrators from school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Our mission is to evaluate, discuss and inform our boards, district constituents and legislators on legislative issues of common interest and to facilitate active engagement in public education advocacy.
“those most aggressively trying to privatize public
schools and focus education around standardized tests just "happen to
be" Wall Streeters”
MON, 12 SEP 2011 07:39:00 ET
The bait and switch of school "reform"
the new corporate agenda for education lurks the old politics of profit and
BY DAVID SIROTA
bottom line is clear: In attempting to change the mission of public education
from one focused on educating kids to one focused on generating private profit,
corporate leaders in the "reform" movement are pursuing a shrewd
investment strategy. Millions of dollars go into campaign contributions and
propaganda outfits that push "reform," and, if successful, those
"reforms" guarantee Wall Street and their investment vehicles much
bigger returns for the long haul.
Out" movement is growing. Petitions
are being signed. Australians and New Zealanders have
joined. And still some just don't truly understand why we are opting out. An
important group that needs to understand that this movement is in support of
public schools are school leaders. Below is my attempt to explain why I will
not let my children take high stakes tests. Feel free to use or modify for your
purposes. Just change the names of people and places to fit your localities.
schools tackle plans for low enrollment
Monday, September 12, 2011
By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As 22,000 students in schools
of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh begin a new year, behind-the-scenes plans
are being laid for reorganization.
Superintendent Robert Paserba
said there is a patchwork of existing scholarship and tuition assistance
programs and expressed optimism that legislators will pass a voucher system to
help families choose nonpublic schools. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11255/1174077-455.stm