"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
-John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health Education and Welfare under JFK and author of "Excellence."
Submitted by Maura Donley on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:36pm
There have been two major myths that have been perpetuated in the past several months. Below are the myths, and the real facts.
Myth: A billion dollars in education funding was cut by Republicans
This week, House Republicans needed just a little Democratic help to fund an array of social services, stranded by the now eight week impasse over a state spending plan. They didn’t get it.
Submitted by Maura Donley on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:46pm
Governor Corbett Backs “More Equitable” Funding Method in Basic Ed Formula
Governor Tom Corbett recently said that Pennsylvania’s school funding systems should be changed to “a true funding system” that is fair to all schools.
Submitted by Maura Donley on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 1:59pm
When he first took office, Governor Corbett walked into a public education funding gap. For over two years Pennsylvania’s school districts received a total of $1.7 billion in stimulus money. Over that same two-year period, public school employee salaries and benefits jumped by $1.3 billion.
Keep Competition Thriving in Education: Approve Charter School Reform
Lawmakers have an opportunity in the few days left in the 2012-13 legislative session to make a 15 year-old charter school system, with a shining track record in Pennsylvania, even better. These reform proposals, however, are stalled in the General Assembly. The differences are over the approach.