Tag Archives: Public Education

You Get What You Pay For: Taxes and the Public Schools

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/you-get-what-you-pay-for-taxes-and-the-public-schools/ Slashing income taxes will not grow your state’s economy, but it will very likely destroy your public schools.  If your state rolls back income taxes, your public schools will inevitably have fewer guidance counselors, and class sizes … Continue reading

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Big Money Politics Distorts Public Education Policy

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/big-money-politics-distorts-public-education-policy/ Before 2002, when the federal testing law No Child Left Behind inserted the federal government deeply into the way public schools operate, it wasn’t so urgently important that people think about the role of Congress and the … Continue reading

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Individualism vs. Community: the Tragedy of Small Thinking and Small Hopes

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/individualism-vs-community-the-tragedy-of-small-thinking-and-small-hopes/ Arthur Camins is the director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at Stevens Institute of Technology, but Camins is a humanist, not a technocrat.  In a new piece at Huffington Post, Camins explains … Continue reading

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Take Action Now on Education in PA—May 12 and 14

Early Childhood Action Day—May 12, Harrisburg and Virtual From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Join fellow advocates, educators, parents, child care providers and other Pre-K for PA supporters on Tuesday, May 12th for a day of inspiration, education and action as … Continue reading

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Beyond the Headlines: A Community Forum on Education—March 6, Philadelphia

Hear the real stories of people affected by education cuts at Beyond the Headlines: a community forum on education. At Beyond the Headlines we’ll get answers to questions about the most critical issues affecting public education. We’ll also hear from … Continue reading

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Final 2012-13 Budget Analysis: Failing to Invest in a Stronger PA Economy

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): July 13, 2012 The General Assembly has enacted a 2012-13 state budget that restores some of the cuts proposed by Governor Tom Corbett to public schools, universities and other services, while leaving … Continue reading

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My View: The Moral Imperative for Education Policy

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org/justice/public-education): By Jesse Jackson Sr., Special to CNN, posted at http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/12/my-view-the-moral-imperative-for-education-policy/ Editor’s note: Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. is a leading civil rights activist and president and … Continue reading

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NCC Releases Four ‘Webisode’ Videos Promoting Quality Education for Children

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org):   New York, September 21, 2011 — Equal and quality education for all children is the focus of four brief web videos released today by the National Council of Churches.   The videos … Continue reading

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Now That You Know: Documenting the Effects of Budget Cuts on Children

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org):   When children in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties and Philadelphia returned to school, they got a glimpse of how local school districts are coping with reduced state funding: less full … Continue reading

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PA PASS Parent Advocate Legislative Forum—October 13, Drexel Hill

Pennsylvania has passed a state budget that cut over $800 million from public education, and as the new school year begins we’re starting to see the effects of these cuts on our kids and our communities. Especially now, we need … Continue reading

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