Hello, I'm William Browning with ACTION United, the most active parent organizing group in PA. The parents and community members we talk to on a daily basis have real concerns about the school…Continue
Hello Friends, We at ACTION United reject the current 2011-2012 Budget signed by Gov. Corbett. In fact, we are holding rallies to have petitions signed in order to veto this draconian budget. I ask that you spread the word through your notifications and come out and participate in these rallies. The first will be on Thur. 7/21/11 at 12:00 noon. At City Hall (Dilworth Plz) flyer attached.There will be hundreds of people there to sign these petitions, come out and and join us.This event is being…See More
"I'll add one more wrinkle Joel:
The amount of the voucher is likely to change from year-to-year. The amended language in the bill includes a cap on the total amount of voucher money for low-income kids, so the pot of voucher money will be fixed…"
"Here's what I learned last week from one of Sen. Piccola's staff members (using York City, York Suburban, and York Catholic to illustrate). If you have other information, please let me know.
York City receives…"
"It looks like our hour is up for today's live discussion on school vouchers. Thanks to all those who participated, and an extra big thank you to co-hosts William and Joan for fielding all these great questions.
The next session in this series…"
"Susan - I am so glad you asked. My great concern is this. The only thing keeping the US from facing the kinds of trafficking of children and use of children as slave labor as in other countries are the laws imposed on education…"
"Hello Brett.the eligibility changes but as it stands now
The first year would allow low-income children (defined as 130% of the federal poverty level - $28,665 for a family of 4) who reside in and attend a persistently lowest achieving school to…"
I have appreciated your factual responses to questions. Would you kindly elaborate on your comment that a voucher system would inevitably result in public schools no longer being under government control, and how long…"
"Try to imagine our society with a totally privatized school system where schools choose the students. Try to imagine the loss of community. Try to imagine big business selliing education. There is much to know about this effort. It…"
An important distinction between the EITC expansion passed by the House and the SB 1 voucher bill is that the EITC funding comes from the General Fund (by virtue of tax credits to businesses that fund scholarships to private schools) while…"
"As written, Senate Bill 1 gives the receiving school the power of choice. The districts that are well funded and where the scores are stable get to choose whether or not to accept students from other districts. As with the private…"
"I agree with William. SB 1 requires school districts to establish the guidelines under which they would accept voucher students but they are not obligated to accept such students. Also, since the bill provides that the voucher would be in the…"
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