Category Archives: School Reform

Senate Bill 1:  Real Pension Reform

To their credit and in genuine service to the citizens of Pennsylvania that they represent, the state Senate passed real pension reform legislation.  Senate Bill 1 would stop new enrollment in the state pension systems and provide all new state … Continue reading

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Freedom, Productivity, Prosperity, and K-12 Education Reform

Why would one begin a discussion on k-12 education reform by talking about freedom, productivity, and prosperity?  Productivity growth has been the fundamental driver of human progress from an existence of nearly universal poverty, sickness, and short lives to one … Continue reading

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Government K thru 12 Education: We Must do Better

Governor Wolf has proposed the largest budget and tax increase in the history of the Commonwealth with 3 declared priorities: Property tax reform, increased funding for k-12 government education, and public school and state employee pension reform. While correctly identifying … Continue reading

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Parents Should Have the Choice – Part 2

School choice would not only give parents their rightful prerogative to move their child out of a school that fails to meet their educational expectations; even more fundamentally, school choice would allow parents to choose a school that reflects the … Continue reading

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Parents Should Have the Choice

Public education is particularly failing those students in the worst performing schools. As documented by the Commonwealth Foundation and on their OpenPAgov.org website, a treasure trove of public education information, 82,000 PA students are enrolled in 143 public schools that … Continue reading

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