The US House majority leader, during a visit to a Philadelphia charter school, called on the US Justice Department to drop its challenge of a Louisiana school voucher program.
Dressed in their brown uniforms, hundreds of girls stood on the steps of Saint Hubert’s Catholic High School for Girls, chanting and holding signs asking Harrisburg to pass “School Choice” legislation.
Advances are being made in education. In 2011, with leadership from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 160 cities have joined in making sure all kids read on grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
It looks increasingly as if many of Governor Corbett’s ambitious agenda items will have to wait until next year if they are to get done.
“Do you want to continue to argue, or do you want to ask a question?” the governor snapped at one point as reporters peppered him with questions about the pace of the Jerry Sandusky investigation when he was attorney general.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is proposing a more modest tuition voucher program as part of a school reform proposal he unveiled Tuesday morning at a charter school in York, Pa.
Governor Corbett plans to push ahead with a proposal on school vouchers despite another poll showing Pennsylvania residents don’t want them.
Governor Corbett says he will soon have something to say on the subject of school voucher legislation, but he’s giving more indications transportation funding may not be addressed this fall as was expected.
Governor Corbett says his top priority is school vouchers, but he also wants to address transportation funding, liquor privatization, and natural gas drilling.
The divisive issue of school vouchers took center stage on Tuesday at a hearing in Northeast Philadelphia.
It appears that, over the objections of Governor Corbett, legislative action on a school tuition voucher bill may be pushed back until fall.
Governor Corbett says he remains firm in his support for creating a school tuition voucher program in Pennsylvania, though he will ask for changes in a bill currently in the Senate.
The controversial legislation to create a school voucher program could get a vote as early as today.
A bill that would create a tuition voucher program in Pennsylvania has cleared its first legislative hurdle, passing the state Senate Education Committee.
A Pennsylvania House Democratic committee travelled to Philadelphia Tuesday for the first in a series of hearings on a controversial school voucher proposal.