In case you were wondering how tough it's going to be for House and Senate Democrats to lasso the support they need to get a tax bill onto Gov. Tom Wolf's desk, we give youRep. Nick Kotik, D-Allegheny. Speaking to The Tribune-Review on Wednesday, the de facto chair of the House's Blue Dog Caucus puts it in stark terms: "Politically, [the tax vote] is a real death knell for younger members," Kotik tells theTrib's Brad Bumsted. "You're asking new guys to cast votes that may end their careers." As we noted yesterday, GOP House leaders are giving Wolf until next week to try to sell Republican lawmakers on a two-year, roughly $5 billion tax hike that the Democrat wants to fund his budgetary priorities.
Drexel has been working with Samuel Powel, a K-4 school in its West Philadelphia neighborhood, for years and wanted to find a way to support a middle school that Powel students could attend, said Lucy Kerman, vice provost for university and community partnerships. When the university learned that the
The Derry Area school board is growing impatient with the state budget impasse, but the district has sufficient funds in reserve to conduct business as usual until the end of the year. School directors voted during Thursday's meeting to adopt a resolution urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to approve a state spending plan for the 2015-16 school year.
The continuing impasse with the state budget has caused many Pennsylvania school districts to take action — such as taking out a revenue anticipation loan — to offset the funding not being received. While
Over a half century has passed since Brown v. Board of Education but educational segregation is still a reality, and
On every level, the advocates of educational privatization strive to avoid using the p-word. They deliberately mislabel charter schools, just as unaccountable as every other private business in the land as “public charter schools,” because after all, they use public money. So do Boeing, Lockheed, General Dynamics, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, but nobody calls these “public aerospace companies,” “public military contractors,” or “public banks.”
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