Two state House members were quick to issue statements on Sunday night criticizing Pennsylvania’s new $28.4 billion budget for underfunding education, and especially for ignoring the needs of the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district. Here are excerpts from their statements:
Methadone clinics are bad news
Teachers, parents and students took their cause to Harrisburg on Tuesday, to try to talk sense to state lawmakers and rally support for increased funding of public schools across Pennsylvania.
School district has money for big salaries
As the revelations about our government’s secret national security programs spread around the globe, it sometimes feels like we have been sucked into the pages of a Robert Ludlum spy novel.
Rat Rescue members make themselves look silly
Time to take a look at the Patriot Act
His name was Irv. I was so predisposed to dislike him that I even found fault with his name.
Methadone patients are trying to better themselves
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission last week adopted a “Doomsday Budget” that is a blueprint for what would happen to the city’s public schools in the fall if the school district does not get additional money.