Issues of race, which always simmer right below the surface in America, have boiled over twice in the long days of this hot and humid summer.
If Forrest Gump were observing the latest mess involving Philadelphia public schools, he might sum it up this way: “Life is just a box of erasers.”
Gov. Corbett tries to pull a fast one on seniors
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:
Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000264 EndHTML:0000006455 StartFragment:0000003440 EndFragment:0000006419 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/Editorial/%20EDIT%20MAIN/%20current%20stories:weekly/2013%20story%20archives/stories%20for%207-3/editorial%207-3%20doc.doc
Methadone clinics are bad news
School district has money for big salaries
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.
Rat Rescue members make themselves look silly
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.