With the focus this week on Catholic schools, a new effort comes to light that would expand access for parents to the great gift of a quality Catholic education. As a public policy issue, school choice has gained ground steadily in recent years. Because it is so compelling, school cho
News for Advocates for Catholic Education in Pennsylvania February 7, 2011 Thank you! Senate Bill 1 – the Opportunity Scholarship Act – was introduced on January 28, 2011. The school choice debate in Pennsylvania begins! Thanks to your assistance during the last three weeks in respo
Catholic schools are an added value (“A+”) for the nation. Because of their traditionally high academic standards and high graduation rates, all supported by strong moral values, Catholic schools and their graduates make a definite contribution to American society.
The time to act is now!!! A co-sponsorship memo regarding Senate Bill 1 (School Choice legislation) was circulated to all Senators. Senators Jeffery E. Piccola (R-Dauphin) and Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) are seeking co-sponsors for SB 1. Please visit, call, write or fax your
Happy New Year!!! ACTION ALERT: National School Choice Week is January 23-29, 2011. We anticipate that just in time for the celebration, school choice legislation will be introduced in Pennsylvania. To mark the occasion a pro-school choice group called Students First has scheduled a r
The highly successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program was cut by $15 million last year and was scheduled to be cut another $10 million this year; but thanks to the leadership and support of many state lawmakers, EITC will be funded at the same level as last year – $6
The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget by the constitutional deadline, June 30. Over the Fourth of July weekend, they passed the necessary fiscal code bill that outlines the revenue to pay for it. Although not exactly on time, this state budget was passed earlier th
Wednesday, June 30, 2010, is the deadline for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pass a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Rumors of a budget deal are being whispered around the state Capitol, but nothing has been resolved yet. It’s not too late to contact your sta
Business owners, families of school children, school administrators, and many other advocates are lending their voice to the cause of restoring funding for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program on the REACH Alliance channel on YouTube. Or see the latest at www.operati
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