Wednesday, December 7, 2011
PA Voucher Machinations December 6th, 2011
With Just Days Remaining ...before lawmakers head home for the holidays, school-choice backers ratcheted up their rhetoric this morning, charging that the safety of students in the state's worst-performing schools was at-risk and could only be improved by ... passing vouchers.
But Since This Story ... was gonna run in The Big Paper, but just got killed, here it is anyway:
They’ve had one in
Education reform measures moving towards final days of the year
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent,
December 6, 2011
Top senator says sunset provisions on vouchers unacceptable
By Brad Bumsted, TRIBUNE-REVIEW, Tuesday,
December 6, 2011, Last updated:
Ways to get us— Leaders of a push for school choice in the state House said today they're willing to consider a provision to let the program expire on a set date so the Legislature then can re-evaluate it.
School choice advocates lobby Legislature to support bill
December 06, 2011
By Laura Olson,
Armed with bouquets of white roses -- assembled to represent what they say are incidents of violence in the state's 143 lowest-performing schools every 17 minutes -- lawmakers and supporters urged that pending legislation to allow those students to attend alternative institutions be passed before the end of the year.