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Weekend Edition – Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for April 13, 2013: Campbell’s law and Rhee-visiting the DC test cheating scandal

By Lawrence A. Feinberg Daily postings from the Keystone State Education Coalition now reach more than 1900 Pennsylvania education policymakers – school directors, administrators, legislators, legislative and congressional staffers, PTO/PTA officers, parent advocates, teacher leaders, education professors, members of the press and a broad array ofSource: Keystone State Education Coalition    »

Pennsylvania Public School News Updates

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“Won’t Back Down”: Round-Up Of Reviews Find It Boring, Propaganda-Filled

What’s supposed to be a charming, compelling movie that tugs at heart-strings and delivers the message that teacher’s unions are bad is instead dull, heavy-handed, and uninvolving, according to critics. In this movie, parents and teachers unite, and voila! The result is always and only a charter school. “Won’t Back Down” isn’t passing the low bar of being at lea... »

PA School Voucher Bills Alert — Taxpayer Dollars to Pay for Creationism, "Biblical Captitalism"?

We interviewed Rachel Tabachnick, one of K12NN’s contributors back in June, 2011. At that time, she had been tracking quite closely the movement of a school voucher bill through the Pennsylvania state legislature, where it passed one house but didn’t pass the other. Now, it’s almost certain that the school voucher bill will be raised again. Listen to internet radio with MOMocrats... »

Preview of "School Choice: Taxpayer-Funded Creationism, Bigotry, and Bias"

School voucher efforts back by religious extremists that use taxpayer money (and corporate tax credits) to fund creationism and religious bigotry at private schools. These efforts are most active in PA and FL, although efforts are afoot in several states. »

Vouchers/Tax Credits Funding Creationism, Revisionist History, Hostility Toward Other Religions

Are your state's tax dollars funding the teaching of religious supremacism and bigotry? What about Creationism? The answer is undoubtedly yes, if you live in a state with a voucher or corporate tax credit program funding "school choice." »

From Guest Blogger Rachel Tabachnick, Talk to Action: Voucher Advocate Betsy DeVos, Right-Wing Think Tanks Behind Koch-Style Attack on PA Public Schools (Section 3)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011: ultra-conservative donor Betsy DeVos and other right-wing funders will try to undermine Pennsylvania public schools with a voucher bill in the PA state legislature. Contact your representatives and tell them VOTE NO ON VOUCHERS! (Section 3 of a long 3-part article on the subject.) »

From Guest Blogger Rachel Tabachnick, Talk to Action: Voucher Advocate Betsy DeVos, Right-Wing Think Tanks Behind Koch-Style Attack on PA Public Schools (Section 2)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011: ultra-conservative donor Betsy DeVos and other right-wing funders will try to undermine Pennsylvania public schools with a voucher bill in the PA state legislature. Contact your representatives and tell them VOTE NO ON VOUCHERS! (Section 2 of a long 3-part article on the subject.) »

From Guest Blogger Rachel Tabachnick, Talk to Action: Voucher Advocate Betsy DeVos, Right-Wing Think Tanks Behind Koch-Style Attack on PA Public Schools (Section 1)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011: ultra-conservative donor Betsy DeVos and other right-wing funders will try to undermine Pennsylvania public schools with a voucher bill in the PA state legislature. Contact your representatives and tell them VOTE NO ON VOUCHERS! (Section 1 of a long 3-part article on the subject.) »