Posts Tagged ‘school vouchers’

Archbishop Chaput Uses Catholic School Savings to Push School Vouchers

Four Philadelphia-area Catholic schools previously targeted for closure—Bonner-Prendie, Saint Huberts, West Catholic and Conwell-Egan—were saved today, due to large anonymous donations and the creation of an independent foundation to help raise money. The announcement came early this afternoon and a press conference was held at 3 p.m. to discuss what was...

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DAILY GRINDER: What Does Graffiti on Tom Corbett’s House Have to do With a Former MSNBC host?

Whoever graffiti’d Governor Tom Corbett’s house with some sort of “Wolf PAC” drawing isn’t speaking up and the group has denounced the lame art. In fact, Wolf PAC’s founder is none other than Cenk Uygur, that awkward guy from MSNBC whose former show, titled “They gave this guy a TV show?” was cancelled a few months ago and replaced by the Reverend...

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Sen. Anthony Williams Out Sick From School Voucher Reform

Sen. Anthony Williams Out Sick From School Voucher Reform

State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams of Philadelphia posted a statement to his website Tuesday which said, “It is with deep disappointment that I will not be able to travel to Harrisburg to cast my vote in person or attend session for the next few weeks, as I am recuperating from a medically necessary procedure.” The vote he had planned on casting: One for...

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DAILY GRINDER: School Vouchers Soon a Reality?

A school vouchers program passed the State Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed toward a full Senate vote. The plan apparently works on a year-by-year basis. First year, only poor students in failing schools apply. Year two: those in underperforming districts. Year three: Any family making “130 percent of the poverty level or less” is eligible. [Newsworks] Unions...

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DAILY GRINDER: Yeah, He’s Going Out Like That

Governor Ed Rendell wants the Eagles to sign Michael Vick to a long-term deal. He also says he’d ‘like to see’ Vick get a dog, likely so he can say he stirred the pot just a liiiiiiittle more before leaving office. Something tells us Rendell’s performance over the past month (moreso than the past eight years) has basically been his casting try-out...

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