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The Necessity of School Choice in Pennsylvania
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The Necessity of School Choice in Pennsylvania

Far too many children are trapped in failing schools. Only 21 out of 355 schools in the Pittsburgh region have 90% or more of fifth-graders proficient in both reading and math.

05/05/2011
The "Audacity" of Tanya McDowell
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Blog

The "Audacity" of Tanya McDowell

This week, a homeless mother in Connecticut is being dragged into court and faces a possible jail sentence for sending her 6yr old son to a school that was not in her district (not that she had a district-she was homeless).  

04/27/2011
New Poll Shows Senate Bill 1 Favored Among PA Likely Voters
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Issue Analysis

New Poll Shows Senate Bill 1 Favored Among PA Likely Voters

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

04/20/2011
Myths About Senate Bill 1
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Issue Analysis

Myths About Senate Bill 1

Common myths about Senate Bill 1, the "Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act."  

04/19/2011
"The Cartel" America Cannot Afford
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Issue Analysis

"The Cartel" America Cannot Afford

Last night, I had the privilege of watching the documentary, “The Cartel” which chronicles the failures of New Jersey public education system.  The film takes a hard look at just how bad the system is doing.  In one scene of the film we are told that New Jersey spends more money then any other state in the union but produces some of our countries worst results.  Following this scene the viewer is introduced to wide range of issues facing the New Jersey school system.  After seeing these horrible statistics you are introduced to a Representative from the NJEA Teachers Uni

04/15/2011
Urge PA Lawmakers to Vote Yes On SB1
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Issue Analysis

Urge PA Lawmakers to Vote Yes On SB1

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee is voting on Senate Bill 1, the "Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act."  Senate Bill 1 will allow students from failing and often violent schools the opportunity to pick the school of their choice regardless of zip code.  SB1 will grant low-income children in low-achieving schools a scholarship to attend a better public or private school of their choice without raising taxes or spending more money.

04/11/2011
"Waiting for Superman", an "Inconvienient Truth"
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Issue Analysis

"Waiting for Superman", an "Inconvienient Truth"

“Waiting for Superman”, an “Inconvenient Truth”The truth hurts, sometimes the truth is so “Inconvenient” and Hollywood is having none of the truth.  Last night the groundbreaking, jaw dropping devastatingly sad and absolutely truthful film “Waiting for Superman”, directed by Davis Guggenheim (the liberal director of “An Inconvenient Truth”) was not nominated for an Oscar.  Five gripping documentaries were nominated for the big prize; they included: Restrepo, Inside Job, Waste Land, Exit Through the Gift Shop and Gasland.  All of these gripp

02/28/2011
Top 10 Reasons to Support School Choice Senate Bill 1 in Pennsylvania
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Press Release

Top 10 Reasons to Support School Choice Senate Bill 1 in Pennsylvania

[Click here to download a pdf version of this report.]

02/24/2011
What Harrisburg Has to Do with Madison
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Issue Analysis

What Harrisburg Has to Do with Madison

Public union supporters in Wisconsin have tried to portray the controversy as though limiting their union’s power is an assault on the notion of any union, whether private or public, while Conservatives  and moderates and

02/23/2011
Failing More Expensively or Succeeding with Less
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Failing More Expensively or Succeeding with Less

Some voices support any sort of domestic government as long as it’s bigger—sometimes so much so that they will believe that any facts available confirm their case.

02/22/2011

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