A committee of legislators tasked with reforming the way
Political Connections: According to the Tampa Bay Times, Charter Schools USA paid out over $200,000 in political contributions during the 2012 election cycle. The company also contributed $50,000 to a Georgia PAC to expand charter schools in the state.
Emails obtained through a public records request reveal that Charter Schools USA is one of the many sponsors of Chiefs for Change, a project of Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.
For the past few months a group made up of retired school superintendents and a couple of school board members have been canvasing Pennsylvania to discuss state funding for public schools. They are going by the name, The Circuit Riders.
Lawrence Feinberg, one of the Circuit Riders and a member of the Haverford School Board, recently gave a brief presentation at a Lower Merion School Board Legislative Committee meeting on the efforts to develop what is being labeled a new funding formula for how state funds are sent out to local school districts.
Jeff Sheridan is the press secretary for Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf. He spoke to the Trib regarding the ongoing transition to the incoming governor's administration.
Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at
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