Teacher Steven Singer suggests voting out legislators who vote against public education.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
“Almost.” It’s a scary word sometimes. Like when you put freshly brewed coffee too close to the edge and it ALMOST spills over ... Like when you’re running late to work, gun that yellow light and ALMOST get clipped by an oncoming minivan ... Like when your tiny toddler teeters at the top of the steps and ALMOST tumbles down ... At times like these, ALMOST is both a terror and a relief. That’s how all of Pennsylvania feels now that our state legislators ALMOST passed a bill to enact school vouchers and expand charter schools. We feel sick that it ALMOST happened, yet relieved that in the end common sense prevailed. Vouchers failed to muster enough support to make it to the floor, and later, a score of Republicans sided with nearly all …
The governor announced the plan Tuesday.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Gov. Tom Corbett Tuesday outlined his agenda for education reform in Pennsylvania. “We are set to start work on one of the most important jobs state government can do,’’ Corbett said, and that is to rearrange our priorities when it comes to education. “It needs to be: child, parent, teacher—and just in that order." Speaking at the Lincoln Charter School in York, Corbett was joined by Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis and several legislative leaders in education. The governor listed his top four priorities for school reform in Pennsylvania including: opportunity scholarships, expanding the Educational Improvement Tax Credits program, improved charter school quality and accountability, and more robust and comprehensive educator evaluations…