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Was it ignorance or greed that led one Pennsylvania school board to keep a tax increase it didn’t need? - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Was it ignorance or greed that led one Pennsylvania school board to keep a tax increase it didn’t need? - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | LfL in the News | Scoop.it

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Allentown City Council hears mostly objections at water, sewer lease hearing

Allentown City Council hears mostly objections at water, sewer lease hearing | LfL in the News | Scoop.it

Almost three dozen people had their say before city council Wednesday night about Mayor Ed Pawlowski's proposal to lease Allentown's water and sewer system.  LfL was one of them.

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East Penn School Board president questions director's motive for budget information requests

East Penn School Board president questions director's motive for budget information requests | LfL in the News | Scoop.it

Citing a Feb. 14 write-up by Joe Hilliard about Donches on the Liberty for Leadership website, Ballard asked if she is collecting information for her edification or for the Pennsylvania School Board Coalition, an education advocacy group.

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Laptops for students or Cadillac insurance plans for teachers? - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Laptops for students or Cadillac insurance plans for teachers? - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | LfL in the News | Scoop.it

If the district shopped around for a more affordable insurance plan – instead of purchasing coverage from MESSA, a union-affiliated insurance carrier that offers “Cadillac” quality plans – the savings would increase to $672,000 per year.

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Pennsylvania taxpayer group is teaching school boards how to budget without raising taxes - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Pennsylvania taxpayer group is teaching school boards how to budget without raising taxes - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | LfL in the News | Scoop.it
Most Americans complain when their property taxes go up, especially as home values continue to erode. But few are willing to challenge local school spending practices that make the tax increases necessary.

 

Kim Schmidtner, vice chairman of the nonpartisan Leadership for Liberty, has a theory why taxpayers are unwilling to connect the obvious dots.

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