GEE – this sounds familiar…..
- Cut state spending overall;
- Shift some of the remaining money to charter schools, where parents may supplement public aid;
- Shift more of the remaining money to private schools, where parents will supplement what the public contributes.
GOP plan would send public funds to private schools
Editorial: Crunch time: What are Gov. Corbett's priorities?
Now would be an opportune time for Gov. Tom Corbett to demonstrate true leadership.
His poll numbers continue to sag — only 36 percent approve of the job he’s doing — and even some in his own party are questioning his inertia.
Harrisburg shouldn't consider cutting kindergarten, education reform advocate Michelle Rhee says
13, 2012, 10:47
Killing kindergarten in the Harrisburg School District is not something the city school board should be considering as it looks to close a $13 million budget gap, a national education reform advocate said.“Given where Pennsylvania is right now with less than 50 percent being proficient, I think the state can ill afford to, and a district can ill afford to, put in place a policy that is going to lessen the amount of time that kids are in school,” said Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a bipartisan group based in Washington, D.C., during a visit to Harrisburg.
What do PA House Republican Policy Chairman Dave Reed (R-Indiana), and PA House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), have in common?
Along with House Majority Whip Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York), and House Education Committee Minority Chairman Rep. Jim Roebuck (D-Phila), they are among the 43 bipartisan cosponsors of Mike Fleck’s (R-Huntingdon, Blair, Mifflin) HB2364 Charter School Reform bill which substantively addresses accountability, funding and transparency issues.
More details on HB 2364 from PSBA:
Bill targets charter school costs
Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/666426_Bill-targets-charter-school-costs.html#ixzz1xnw7i3u6
Archbishop: Pass voucher bill now - or else
Inquirer Opinion By Charles J. Chaput Philadelphia
When I decided in February to keep four financially distressed archdiocesan high schools open, I said that school vouchers and expanded tax credits for scholarships are urgently needed — and not just sometime in the future, but right now, during the current legislative session. If such legislation had been enacted a decade ago, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia would not have had to consider closing or consolidating elementary and high schools this year.
What I noted in February is even more pressing today: Without new scholarship tax credits and school vouchers to relieve costs, more archdiocesan schools will close soon, and more of the financial burden of educating young people will fall on the public.
Association's board of directors voted unanimously to recommend that the full
membership, which meets Thursday, adopt a resolution that criticizes how the
state uses FCAT scores. Florida
Your school board is invited to submit proposals for consideration for PSBA’s 2013 Legislative Platform. The association is accepting proposals now until Friday,
Last year, PSBA created a new award to honor the memory of its long-term chief lobbyist, who died unexpectedly. The Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award may be presented annually to the individual school director or entire school board to recognize outstanding leadership in legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of public education and students that are consistent with the positions in PSBA's Legislative Platform. The nomination process is now open and applications will be accepted until