Posts Tagged: school choice

School Choice Needed for PA Students

January 16, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , ,

From Commonwealth Foundation President, Matt Brouillette:

Instead of a one-size-fits-all system of education, we need to fully embrace an education marketplace where choice and competition is the rule rather than the exception.

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Large Crowd Rallies for School Choice at Capitol

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

Hundreds of students and teachers, many sporting red T-shirts in support of a recently passed state Senate measure to expand school choice options, crammed the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday to attend a rally supporting Senate Bill 1, andGov. Tom Read more

New Teacher Evaluation Bill Up For Committee Vote

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

The House Education Committee will consider House Bill 1980, introduced by Rep. Ryan Aument.  Rep. Aument’s bill would increase rating categories from two (satisfactory and unsatisfactory) to four (distinguished, proficient, needs improvement and failing). Student achievement will count for … Read more

State Legislature Has Key Issues Left to Vote on This Year

November 14, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Life, Politics | Tags: , ,

Senate Bill 732, the abortion clinic regulations bill, and SB 1, the school choice bill are just two of important legislation that the state house and senate need to come together on to pass before November 30th.

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School Choice Passes Senate, Now Onto House

October 27, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

Thank you to all who called and emailed your State Senator about Senate Bill 1!

By a 27-22 vote, the state Senate passed a school voucher plan that is targeted to low-income children attending poor-performing schools. The bill now heads … Read more

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

Surprise! Entrepreneur, Tech Hero, Steve Jobs Supported School Choice

October 11, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

“I believe very strongly that if the country gave each parent a voucher…several things would happen. Number one[,] schools would start marketing themselves like crazy to get students. Secondly, I think you’d see a lot of new schools starting…. I … 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

PA’s Cyber schools threatened by legislation, 20,000 kids stand to lose their best options!

December 3, 2007 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania’s public cyber charter schools and the 20,000 kids who rely on them are set to take a big hit from the state legislature – to the delight of those opposed to parental choice in education, not the least of … Read more