Monday, February 28, 2011

Proposal for Vouchers for poor parents in PA

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A bill pending in the state Senate that would offer state-funded vouchers to poor parents to send their children to the schools of their choice has ignited a storm of controversy. Supporters say the bill, Senate Bill 1, would help children now stuck in failing schools move to better schools, whether public or private, where they will learn what they need to know to succeed in life. But, public school officials believe the proposal would take money away from the public schools during a recession, when the state itself faces a $4 billion shortfall.">A bill pending in the state Senate that would offer state-funded vouchers to poor parents to send their children to the schools of their choice has ignited a storm of controversy.

Supporters say the bill, Senate Bill 1, would help children now stuck in failing schools move to better schools, whether public or private, where they will learn what they need to know to succeed in life. But, public school officials believe the proposal would take money away from the public schools during a recession, when the state itself faces a $4 billion shortfall.