A Vote for Education

A vote to support public education

On Tuesday, November 6th, we will all exercise our constitutional right to vote.  While there have been many issues in this campaign, sadly, education did not seem to make it far in the national spotlight.  However, Pennsylvania voters can make a difference in how education is delivered, evaluated, and mandated in our state and communities by directing their local vote toward candidates who support public education.

We need policymakers in Harrisburg who understand the value of public education.  A strong economy and strong communities start with giving our schools the tools and support they need to develop future leaders.

Education is a bi-partisan issue and one that should be a top priority for all.  Please visit this link to view a bi-partisan list of local candidates who support public education and consider them when voting tomorrow.


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Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Public education should be returned to the States where educators have DIRECT writing and overseeing of syllabus materials. The Federal Government and federal bureaucrats with open or often-hidden agendas of their own, either corporate-driven or political aims, have NO place in American schools. Educators are trained to educate and are the best teachers, not the Federal government. Return public education funds back to the States where they belong. Education is not a bi-partisan issue, it is a non-partisan issue at the State level, and educators are the most qualified to determine and write curriculum, not Federal bureaucrats.
Anthony Wayne November 07, 2012 at 08:34 PM
If quality education moving forward is important, and it is, it will require the federal government to divesting itself of any role in public education. No funding, no control, no say, period. Look what has happened to public education since the feds. Never have so many, been so under educated, in such a dangerous environment, for so much money. A child graduating high school fifty years ago was much better educated and prepared for adulthood. Almost everything the federal government touches can be done better, cheaper, more efficently, safer, and without special interest attachments, by state or private control. All one needs to do is listen to any "man on the street" poll of geography, civics, history, or math to discover the embarrassing truth about how our children suffer from federal control of the education process.


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