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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
School Choice: Senate Bill 1
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School Choice: Senate Bill 1

School choice is a movement that many can get behind. After all, where’s the downside? Your tax dollars follow your student, schools are rewarded (or punished) based on their performance, and the entire system is held accountable for its performance. Senate Bill 1, an upcoming bipartisan bill in Pennsylvania, is a step in the right direction for the great state. Nonetheless, it faces opposition, not only from the teacher’s unions and the politicians in their pocket, but also from supporters of school choice, on the grounds that the bill does not go far enough.

02/22/2011
The Opposition to School Choice
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The Opposition to School Choice

It is difficult to see where the objection to school choice lies. After all, isn’t it common sense that your taxes should pay for your child’s education, regardless of which school they attend? Why should failing schools be supported by your money? Consistently poor performance at a regular job results in termination. Why should the education system be any different?

02/18/2011
The Common Sense of School Choice
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The Common Sense of School Choice

     The Pennsylvania legislature is currently considering a landmark step forward in education: Senate Bill 1. Senate bill 1 is a bipartisan bill that supports a voucher program for qualified low income students in failing school districts. This bill would allow students who are currently experiencing academic success in the difficult setting of a failing school an opportunity to leave that school in favor of a better one, taking their tax money with them in the form of vouchers.

02/17/2011
Senate Bill 1: The Fight For School Choice in Pennsylvania
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Senate Bill 1: The Fight For School Choice in Pennsylvania

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02/16/2011
Would you send your money to a failed bank?
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Would you send your money to a failed bank?

School Choice Observance approaching Jan 23-Jan 29 2011 Public Schools in Los Angeles are failing, in fact 250 to be exact have already failed, 250 public schools in one state!  That’s an amazing number; imagine if your child was forced to attend one of those plagued 250?  Imagine if you were tied to a failing school simply because you purchased a home in a certain zip code before you had children or when your children were very young?  We tend not to think about our freedom to provide the best possible education for our children until this freedom is taken aw

01/19/2011
Support School Choice in Pennsylvania
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Support School Choice in Pennsylvania

Over the past ten years, enrollment in PA public schools has declined, while spending and staff have grown by leaps and bounds. According to the Commonwealth Foundation, taxpayers now spend an outrageous $14,420 per pupil each year, while at the same time student performance has stagnated. Test scores have barely changed and PA continues to rank near the bottom of the nation in combined SAT scores.

08/19/2010
The Fight For School Choice in Pennsylvania
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The Fight For School Choice in Pennsylvania

Despite the fierce opposition from powerful teachers’ unions, the school choice movement is growing across the nation. Most recently, Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) introduced the Opportunity Scholarship Act (SB 1405) that would expand educational options for children.

07/26/2010
Obama's Education Plan Against Parental School Choice
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Obama's Education Plan Against Parental School Choice

Today, at an event sponsored by the America’s Promise Alliance, Obama announced that more federal money will be granted to the states in order to improve their failing schools:President Barack Obama is offering $900 million in grants to states and school districts to turn around low-performing schools.

03/01/2010
Rally for School Choice Tomorrow
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Rally for School Choice Tomorrow

Come to the Hill for your lunch hour (and a half) tomorrow and support the Put Kids First Coalition in their fight to save the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.  The group has been tirelessly defending this successful government program (not an oxymoron) with rallies, demonstrations, office visits, and testimony at hearings for months since the scholarships was dealt a death blow in the Omnibus Spending bill earlier this spring.

09/29/2009

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