Friday, October 28, 2011

Pennsylvania State Senators Comments Following Passage of Voucher Bill SB1


Pennsylvania State Senators Comments Following Passage of Voucher Bill SB1

Senator Piccola Weekly Column: Senate Makes the Right Choice for Pennsylvania's Students

The Senate took a historic step this week in its endorsement of legislation that will provide the Commonwealth's students with a broader spectrum of educational choices --- tailoring learning to the student and demanding greater accountability to parents and the taxpayer.

Tartaglione : Voucher Bill Leaves Thousands Behind

HARRISBURGOct. 26, 2011 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today voted in opposition to a school voucher plan that will spend millions to benefit a narrow group of students while draining...


Williams Applauds Senate Passage of School Choice Expansion Bill

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26, 2011— The Senate this evening approved legislation (27-22) that would offer comprehensive school choice reform and increased educational opportunities for Pennsylvania...


Schwank Opposes School Vouchers Bill

Her proposed amendment to improve the legislation failed along party lines  HARRISBURG, Oct. 26, 2011 — Concerned that school vouchers legislation would hurt the public school students who would...


Stack Issues Statement on Passage of School Vouchers Legislation

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26, 2011 — State Sen. Mike Stack today issued the following statement on the Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act (Senate Bill 1), which passed the...


Hughes Says Vouchers Will Make School Financial Problems Worse

HARRISBURG, October 26, 2011 –State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) today expressed his dismay at Senate approval of legislation (Senate Bill 1) that would institute a school...


Brewster Says School Voucher Bill Would Hurt More Kids than it Helps

HARRISBURG, October 26, 2011 – State Sen. Jim Brewster today said he was disappointed in the state Senate’s approval of voucher legislation  “Ninety-five percent of the students in schools...


Solobay: Voucher Plan “a Very Expensive Gamble”

HARRISBURG, PA – Oct. 26, 2011 – State Sen. Tim Solobay today issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 1: “It’s hard to believe that there was so much time consumed and so...

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