From: Pennsylvanians Opposed to Vouchers (POV)
We recognize that this is a time of year when many issues can be raised quickly for last-minute votes or forced through via omnibus legislation, but it is our sincere hope that the issue of school vouchers is not one of them. Legislation that represents such a dramatic policy change requires a transparent and open process that goes through the appropriate legislative committees, with time for evaluation of costs, consideration of all possible consequences and time for genuine public input.
Our public schools and students continue to suffer the negative consequences of the drastic reduction in funding in this year’s budget. Now is especially not the time to enact a costly, unconstitutional, and unproven experiment that will only divert more funding from traditional public school classrooms with students who need resources the most. We continue to oppose vouchers because:
We urge you to oppose taxpayer funded vouchers and instead continue to focus your efforts on crafting a state budget that puts Pennsylvania back on track for investing in our students in public schools and our future.