Tag Archives: Accountability

Urge the Senate HELP Committee to Reauthorize a Better No Child Left Behind

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is debating the most important education law in the nation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) now. … Continue reading

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Special Education Reform Reintroduced—Please Contact Your Senator and Representative

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   Special education reform bills have now been reintroduced in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate.   Please take a minute right away to click on the bill numbers below and see whether your … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative and House Leadership to Reject Bill that Endangers PA’s Most Vulnerable

Apologies for multiple alerts this week, but legislators need to hear from us today. This legislation is appalling—members of the General Assembly are abdicating their responsibility to ensure the welfare of all Pennsylvanians by handing over complete authority to one … Continue reading

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Race to the Bottom: Budget Cuts and Rushed Reforms Hurt Neediest Children

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   This week state legislators will be asked to vote on a new budget for public education, covering the 2011-12 school year. Unless drastic changes are made, the budget is expected to scratch the … Continue reading

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New Charter School Bill Would Hurt Public Schools

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org):   Senate Bill 904 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=0904),  a new charter school bill before the General Assembly, would repeal Pennsylvania’s current charter school/cyber charter school law in its entirety, and replace it with new legislation that would … Continue reading

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Voucher Math

From Democracy Rising PA (http://www.democracyrisingpa.com):   Questions:   Why should parents who get vouchers receive more in taxpayer subsidies than they pay in taxes? How much does a public school really save when a student leaves for a non-public school? … Continue reading

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Reports of School Voucher Fraud and Accountability Problems from Around the Country

This is a lengthy post, with many articles provided.   Officials at Christian academy accused of school voucher fraud   By Associated Press Published June 30, 2004   A Polk County (Florida) Christian school accepted state voucher money for disabled … Continue reading

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What I Like About Health Reform—Sign the Statement

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):   Last week’s anniversary of the Affordable Care Act was marked with everything from celebrations around the numerous provisions that went into effect to continued efforts by the opposition to repeal, de-fund, or … Continue reading

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Ask Your Elected Officials to Cosponsor the 2009 Trade Act

The Citizen’s Trade Campaign is asking for help to change the future of trade policy:   Last year over 80 members of the U.S. House and Senate cosponsored landmark legislation setting forth a progressive vision for future trade agreements. The Trade … Continue reading

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