Post Gazette by MARC LEVY ASSOCIATED PRESS 12:00 AM JUL 11, 2017
Times Tribune BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD / PUBLISHED: JULY 11, 2017
Education Voters PA Posted on May 16, 2017 by EDVOPA
Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs funnel $125 million tax dollars into unaccountable private and religious schools in PA every year. These scholarships are marketed as offering low-income students increased educational opportunities and “choice.” In reality:
Today is Monday July 10, and, in addition to being the start of another working week, it's a day fraught with more than a little symbolism. That's because Gov. Tom Wolf has until midnight tonight to decide whether to sign, veto or allow to lapse into law the $32 billion spending document that landed on his desk 10 very long days ago. So with that in mind, here are the three things you need to know as we start the day.
City’s public schools, education beneficiaries of new state budget
President Trump and Education Sec. Betsy Devos have placed school choice at the top of their education agenda. Their proposed agenda calls for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for vouchers and charter schools. But some educators in rural areas are worried about cuts to funding in public schools. Jim Axelrod has more.
Thomas Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education
Kristen Swanson, Director of Learning at Slack and one of the founding members of the Edcamp movement
*Leadership for Learning
*Professional and Community Leadership