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Despite fierce opposition from the PSEA and other Pennsylvania teachers unions Senate Bill 1, the “Opportunity and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act” is supported heavily among Pennsylvania likely voters. According to the statewide poll Pennsylvania residents support Senate Bill 1 by a 15 percent difference, 54%-39%. According to PR News Wire, “a new Pennsylvania poll, conducted by national polling and research firm Public Opinion Strategies (POS), by a 15% margin (54%-39%) respondent’s favored pending legislation known as Senate Bill 1.” The article went on to say that, “When asked if they will be more or less likely in next year's elections to vote for a legislator that supports school choice legislation, 57% of respondents said they would be more likely, while only 33% indicated they would be less likely, a 24 point difference.”
The residents of Pennsylvania deserve this bill. It is time students have the opportunity to choose the school that best fits their needs. Please visit www.schoolchoicepa.com for more information about how you can help get this bill passed.