PA Education Team Co-Chair Page McCullough's guest column was featured in the Herald Sun on 8/30/15. Click to read or full text below:
Regarding North Carolina’s school voucher program, (“Moving forward with vouchers: What’s best for children”), The Herald-Sun, Aug. 18), here’s what we would like to hear our legislators say:
Vouchers are simply one more gear on the bulldozer the majority in the General Assembly is using to drive public education and the children in them over a cliff. Now that the majority has made teaching a lousy career option for the best and brightest, swept books and technology in the trash can, blown up class sizes, locked our youngest out of pre-school and sent teacher assistants packing, they pretend to care about “what’s best for students” by offering vouchers to attend private schools.
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