Category Archives: Education

Private Schools and Public Funding

(This is the text of my letter of this title in the Daily Local News, 4/1/17; I would link there except that letters no longer appear at DLN online, but only in the print paper and at epaper.) While he … Continue reading

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The HR 610 discussion and my own notes on education

With 45 readers’ comments to date from readers on “H.R. 610 Choices in Education Act: a disaster if it passes in Congress,” I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to post their views. You have contributed a lot … Continue reading

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H.R. 610 Choices in Education Act: a disaster if it passes in Congress

A pro-education rally at 21 West Market St. in West Chester tomorrow Friday Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is specifically directed against House Bill 610, which was introduced in Washington last month. The bill’s own short description does … Continue reading

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Observing the strike at West Chester University

This morning I went over to West Chester University to check out the second day of the strike there. No one enjoys or wants a strike. I know higher education from both sides, at four different institutions, as a faculty … Continue reading

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Time to discuss public education funding, not “gang up on lawmakers””

I found the Daily Local News 10/5/14 editorial, “Homeowners, time to gang up on lawmakers,” very perplexing. (You can find the original version online in the Pottstown Mercury, 10/3/14.) I actually favor state funding for public education, because I think … Continue reading

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John Hanger’s issues are still in play

John Hanger has taken himself out of the gubernatorial race after filing more than twice the required number of signatures. He has been an exceptional candidate because he ran on a number of issues that he has injected permanently into … Continue reading

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5 Dem candidates for governor at Temple Nov. 23

I watched the whole forum and you can find the video here. Pay attention to the note “Video starts at 18 minutes”: you have to move the timer ahead. Interesting format, with a strongly pro-union and pro-teacher audience and two … Continue reading

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The F&M poll, the gubernatorial race, and public education

The latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll, which you can download here, shows that, as people have been saying for a long time, Pennsylvanians are not happy with the choice of governor that they made in 2010. That year was … Continue reading

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John Hanger: “Save Our Schools” (West Chester, June 26)

Why are people already talking about an election that happens next year? All you need to do is peruse “Polls show Gov. Corbett’s popularity numbers shrinking,” in Capital Watch, July 2013: In recent days, polls have shown that Tom Corbett … Continue reading

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Primary elections, the two-party system, and a bipartisan option

If you’re reading this, you know Pennsylvania has a primary election on Tuesday, May 21. In theory, parties stand for different principles, and primaries give Republican and Democratic voters the chance to choose who best represents their principles. Pennsylvania has … Continue reading

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