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Pennsylvania Leaders To Promote School Choice Plan
Posted on January 10, 2011 at 09:35 PM
This week Pennsylvanians will get a look at a plan to use state money to give low-income families alternatives to public school.
State Sens. Jeffrey Piccola, R-Dauphin, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, will release their proposal for a tuition voucher system mid-week. Parents could use the money to send their child to a public, parochial or private school of their choice.
Choice Proponent Makes Case for Expanded Opportunities
Posted on January 10, 2011 at 07:25 PM
Amid all the chatter about school choice and education reform in Indiana, I want to pose a simple question.
Why not give all families the freedom to choose effective schools that motivate and challenge their children -- regardless of whether they are public, charter or private schools? It is simply immoral to base the quality of a child's education on the zip code of the parents.
Students Debate School Choice
Posted on January 07, 2011 at 10:06 PM
A resolution approved by several Sussex County school boards has kicked up a controversy over Sussex Technical School District and how it admits students.
The Cape Henlopen school board was first to approve the resolution calling on Sussex Tech to return to its original mission as a technical school and to drop admissions criteria beyond those of home districts. The resolution drew a denial from Sussex Tech Superintendent A.J. Lathbury, who said his school does not recruit students and is turning out graduates ready for careers and college.
Voucher Supporters Ask Walker to Expand Milwaukee Program
Posted on January 07, 2011 at 09:02 PM
A group of more than 30 voucher-school leaders, religious leaders, community organizers and local politicians sent a position statement Thursday to Gov. Scott Walker and key Republican legislators, asking them to lift the cap on the number of students participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
The statement on the program, which allows low-income children in Milwaukee to attend private schools in the city on publicly funded vouchers, asks the new governor for equity in school funding for voucher students.