school-choice

Pa. House GOP splits, votes down vouchers for closed schools, mask requirements

BY: - September 30, 2021

The conflicts at play in Sonney’s amendment and DelRosso’s underlying bill — between public and private education, and how to respond to the pandemic — join one long running debate with a more current flash point.

In State of the Union, Trump distorts Wolf’s veto of school tax credit bill | Fact Check

BY: - February 4, 2020

President Donald Trump used a televised address to the nation Tuesday to distort Gov. Tom Wolf's 2019 veto of a bill that would have nearly doubled the size of a state program that offers tax credits to businesses that donate to K-12 scholarship funds.

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The Legislature is back. Here’s three things to watch for this week | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 18, 2019

Buckle up, folks. This could be the last voting session of calendar 2019. And there's plenty of potential for mischief under the dome.

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Inside Mike Turzai’s history of bad luck with cameras | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 20, 2019

Or, why you should always assume someone is running video

‘More options and opportunities’: At Harrisburg Catholic school, DeVos pushes $5 billion program for private, religious school scholarships

BY: - September 19, 2019

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai toured Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School, a stone’s throw from the Capitol building, before plugging a plan to get students out of the troubled city school district and into private schools.

House Speaker Mike Turzai proposes school voucher program for Harrisburg City Schools 

BY: - August 27, 2019

The plan would require the Harrisburg City Schools to award scholarships of at least $4,100 to children who wish to enroll in private or public schools.