Posts Tagged: education

School Choice Advances: SB1 Passes Committee

October 25, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , ,

Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate Education Committee this morning by a 9-2 vote. The school choice bill encompasses several advances in education reform: grants for children in the poorest performing schools in the state; expansion of the Education Improvement … Read more

PA Family Council Applauds Gov. Corbett’s School Choice Initiative

October 12, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , , ,

Press Release 10-12-11

PA Family Council Applauds Gov. Corbett’s School Choice Initiative

(Harrisburg, October 12, 2011) Pennsylvania Family Council, the advocacy arm of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, applauds Gov. Tom Corbett’s initiative to expand school choice and provide stronger accountability … Read more

Gov Corbett Releases School Choice Plan

October 11, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Politics | Tags: , , , ,

Governor Tom Corbett today 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 … Read more

A Stirring Motto for the Princeton University Pro-Life Student Group

October 3, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Life | Tags: , , , ,

I stopped by the Princeton Pro-Life website this morning, after noting that Dr. Russell Moore spoke at their Respect Life banquet last night. I was moved by the student group’s motto, Condiscipulorum Absentium Gratia, which translated means “for the sake … Read more

Budget Crunch – Most PA Teachers Refused Pay Freeze

September 6, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , , ,

Teachers in nearly four out of five districts ignored Gov. Tom Corbett’s request for a voluntary pay freeze. Governor Corbett’s reaction: “You see a lot of teachers that were laid off in districts that refused to take a wage freeze, … Read more

Victory for Independence Law Center

June 29, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , , , ,

Just got word from our chief counsel, Randy Wenger, that the Independence Law Center won a victory for Child Evangelism Fellowship in a dispute with the Harrisburg School District over “Good News Clubs.” More details to come.… Read more

At Least They’re Consistent (consistently wrong)

May 18, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Politics | Tags: , , ,

ACLU thinks its ok for women to go to abortion clinics with substandard safety regulations (compared to other surgery centers), but it’s dangerous for high schoolers to go to their graduation ceremony in a building with a cross on it. … Read more

Sex Ed in Downingtown

December 14, 2010 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Health, Politics, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , , ,

Ok, so a parent or two in a local school district demand that it stop teaching abstinence only sex education, and require teaching of “comprehensive” sex ed. They claim that teaching young people that abstinence is the best way to … Read more

School Superintendent to Parents: Get Lost!

June 24, 2010 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Health, Sexuality | Tags: , ,

Provincetown, MA elementary school to offer condoms to 1-6 graders, and parents have NO SAY. Watch this CNN story for details. http://bit.ly/bEQS6o This brave new world will arrive in PA if HB 1163 becomes law. Take at stand!… Read more

The Postman Brings Word of Victory

May 24, 2010 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Politics | Tags: ,

I think you’ll be happy with this news about our efforts and our successes on your behalf – in support of religious liberty and family values.

Earlier today, we hosted one of our “State Street Briefings” – a luncheon series … Read more