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Added by Joan Duvall Flynn on March 29, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments
I am not sure where the nominee lives. Not PA.
His views onn property tax bothered me. Where does he think the money will come from if not property tax. He cannot support these cuts and pretend that he does not expect property tax increase. Chester proposed cuts: $20 million and it is suggested that they cannot make payroll right now.Allentown proposed cuts $15 million. Erie cuts, over $11 million. The whole notion of voucher - totally private system - sell children to the…Continue
Added by Joan Duvall Flynn on March 29, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments
Well, out of all my years in school I have one teacher that stood out to me. That teacher is Mrs. McQuaid. She was a class favorite. Everyone enjoyed her humor and spirit. She no longer works at my school but everyone still talks about her as if she still works at our campus. She was my 9TH grade English and Composition teacher. She taught with a lot of enthusiasm and kept the class pretty lively, which was hard to do because, besides me, not too many people enjoyed English or… Continue
Added by Jahlil Irvin on March 23, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Hello, my name is Jahlil Irvin. I am a sophomore at Mastery Charter Thomas Campus. Currently, I am doing an Internship program at my school called Mastery Charter School Internship program. I'm noticing internships through schools aren't that common. I don't see why not. Internships are a good way to help you get ready for the workforce. In the program we learn how…Continue
Added by Jahlil Irvin on March 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Gov. Tom Corbett's 2011-12 budget proposal cuts Pennsylvania's investment in preK-12 education by $1.18 billion, a 15 percent cut, and is one of the decisions that has earned Gov. Corbett a failing grade on the Education Law Center's Education Budget Scorecard.
Many important education programs are completely eliminated in the Governor's plan, including $259 million in Accountability Grants…
Added by Brett Schaeffer on March 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
In the current hubbub of budget-cutting, voucher-ing, and new-administration-ing in Harrisburg, it's hard to find much information about what's happening with English language learners. But here are the results of a little sleuthing on my part; I hope others will be able to comment and add. (Also, the ELL Task Force is meeting to discuss these and other things on March 11 in King of Prussia -- let me know if you'd like details.)