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Pennsylvania Passes School Choice Legislation
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Pennsylvania Passes School Choice Legislation

After being on the ground and fighting for education reform for nearly 2 years, our FreedomWorks field team in Pennsylvania received some great news on School Choice as of late Saturday evening, June 30th, when HB761 passed both chambers right before the midnight budget deadline.  Governor Tom Corbett signed the bill into law that same night along with an on-time budget.  A school choice voucher program was one of the Governor's top priorities during his campaign in 2010 and we are thrilled to see movement in the right direction. 

07/09/2012
Pennsylvania Final Push For School Choice
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Pennsylvania Final Push For School Choice

Yesterday, the FreedomWorks Pennsylvania Field staff, Ana Puig and I, were in Harrisburg pushing HB2468 in the House. This is EITC/EISC program legislation which was introduced last week by Representive Jim Christiana. This legislation will phase in two components of a proposal to enhance school choice options in PA--The successful EITC program and an Educational Scholarship Credit Program (EISC) that is specifically aimed at rescuing students who are attending PA's lowest performing schools.

06/20/2012
NH School Choice Bills Provide Prime Example for PA
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NH School Choice Bills Provide Prime Example for PA

As a vote on school choice reform looms closer in Pennsylvania, a potential school choice victory in New Hampshire is moving forward.  Two bills promising to provide tax credits to businesses that donate to nonprofit scholarships have been passed by both houses of the legislature.  Despite the governor’s "real concerns" about the proposed legislation, both bills have veto-proof majority support.  While opponents argue that these bills will take money ou

06/13/2012
Supporters of School Choice Can't Take a Holiday
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Supporters of School Choice Can't Take a Holiday

This week, while most Pennsylvanians are looking forward to spending quality time with their families, opponents of school choice will be working overtime to keep students and parents trapped in a failed educational system. But Pennsylvania voters can set them free.

11/22/2011
Pennsylvania Students and Parents Rally for School Choice in Harrisburg
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Pennsylvania Students and Parents Rally for School Choice in Harrisburg

Ever since Pennsylvania’s Senate voted in favor of school choice last month by passing SB1, the pressure on the state House of Representatives to send this important bill to Governor Corbett’s desk has been steadily increasing. Yesterday that pressure was ratcheted up even further when some 2,000 students, parents and other school choice supporters flooded the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg demanding educational freedom.

11/17/2011
PA School Choice Needs Our Help in the House
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PA School Choice Needs Our Help in the House

Pennsylvanians have good reason to celebrate the passage of school choice legislation through the state Senate, but there is still a lot of work left to do. Despite having the support of the governor and the vast majority of Pennsylvania voters, school choice faces an uphill battle in the House of Representatives.

11/01/2011