23 April 2014 0 Comments

Common Core Rick Santorum versus Tom Corbett

Tom Corbett’s Department of Education is implementing Common Core, a very expensive program nationalizing education. While I am no fan of the opportunistic, self-absorbed Rick Santorum, I can’t say he is stupid. When he is right, I have to say he is right. Here Rick Santorum articulates, cogently and clearly, what is wrong with Common […]

10 April 2014 0 Comments

Common Core – Unity Is Not Uniformity

  I will not impose Common Core on Pa. schools.  The reasons to oppose Common Core are too numerous to enumerate here. I am opposed and as chief executive, I intend to expand school choice by expanding Education Improvement Tax Credits and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credits and to reduce obstacles to building charter schools and cyber […]

17 June 2012 0 Comments

K-12 Education Performance Measured: Southeastern K-12 School Rankings – What Pennsylvania’s Taxpayers’ $26 Billion Get For Their Money

Southeastern Pennsylvania’s best school districts based on PSSA test scores. The Business Journal/Business Times’ formula took into account three years of scores in the various subject areas. To see a slideshow on how each Philadelphia-area district ranks, click here.(62 photos) Sister publication the Pittsburgh Business Times recently took a look at scores statewide and ranked […]