Friday, December 16, 2011

“instead of improving oversight, Corbett’s proposal places oversight in the hands of a politically appointed state commission that may well be paid by those whom they are charged with regulating – charter school operators.”


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Chester Upland High spent 2011-12 money in advance

By Dan Hardy, Inquirer Staff Writer, Posted: Fri, Dec. 16, 2011, 3:01 AM

Delaware County's Chester Upland schools, on course to run out of money in January, fell millions of dollars short last school year and used this year's funding to make up the deficit, documents released Thursday show.

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20111216_Chester_Upland_High_spent_2011-12_money_in_advance.html

 

“instead of improving oversight, Corbett’s proposal places oversight in the hands of a politically appointed state commission that may well be paid by those whom they are charged with regulating – charter school operators.”

Proposed charter law changes unlikely to improve schools

The Notebook by Guest blogger on Dec 15 2011 Posted in Community voices

The state House rejected a voucher bill last night, but concerns remain about the charter law changes Governor Corbett proposed as part of the bill. In this guest blog post, Susan DeJarnatt and Theresa Glennon, professors of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, describe the proposed changes and their shortcomings.

http://www.thenotebook.org/blog/114361/proposed-charter-law-changes-unlikely-improve-schools

 

Education Law Center

Analysis of New Charter School Reform Legislation

http://www.elc-pa.org/pubs/CharterSchoolReformAnalysis.06.11.pdf

 

two months later…still waiting…..

State slow to provide information on PSSA probe

by Benjamin Herold on Oct 21 2011 Posted in Latest news

for the Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks

Pennsylvania's inquiry into suspicious state test score results appears to have slowed to a crawl.

http://www.thenotebook.org/blog/114180/state-refuses-release-pssa-probe-reports

 

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

What research exposed about market-based ed reform in 2011

Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss
This was written by Matthew Di Carlo, senior fellow at the non-profit Albert Shanker Institute, located in Washington, D.C. This post originally appeared on the institute’s blog.
By Matthew Di Carlo
If 2010 was the year of the bombshell in research in the three “major areas” of market-based education reform – charter schools, performance pay, and value-added in evaluations – then 2011 was the year of the slow, sustained march.

 

PSBA applauds efforts of lawmakers regarding vouchers

12/15/2011

PSBA would like to thank state lawmakers for listening to their constituents by not creating an expensive and unproven taxpayer-funded tuition voucher program.

http://www.psba.org/news-publications/headlines/details.asp?id=2261

 

 

Lawrence A. Feinberg
Keystone State Education Coalition
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