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Pennsylvania School Board Coalition
A coalition of elected school board members and concerned citizens who are actively participating in reform of their local school districts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Topics of discussion include curriculum, teachers' union contracts, budgets, and school choice.
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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 | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | 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.

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The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools

The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it
America’s K-12 public education system has experienced tremendous historical growth in employment, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Between fiscal year (FY) 1950 and FY 2009,...
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Commonwealth Foundation - Union Party Kills Charter Reform

Commonwealth Foundation - Union Party Kills Charter Reform | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

This failure to get meaningful charter school reform that empowers parents is but the latest example of what we've been saying: It is not the Republican Party that controls Pennsylvania politics, but the Union Party, and it will continue to thwart much good public policy until the Taxpayer Party takes back control of our government.

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Empowering Pa.'s parents

Empowering Pa.'s parents | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

By Jay Ostrich
Martin Luther King Jr. said he believed that "unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality." And there is no stronger love or enduring truth than that of a parent caring for his or her child.

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Teachers unions really do suck the life out of public schools, and the dollar figures prove it - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Teachers unions really do suck the life out of public schools, and the dollar figures prove it - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

More often than not, local unions will insist on receiving all the perks written into their contracts, even if that means cancellation of student programs and other painful budget cuts.

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Paterson N.J. teachers union leaves students twisting in the wind - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Paterson N.J. teachers union leaves students twisting in the wind - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

The teachers union in one of New Jersey’s worst performing school districts is encouraging its members to put in less effort to help struggling students.

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School Super Eliminates his Pay Raise

School Super Eliminates his Pay Raise | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

Have you ever seen a school administrator reopen a contract to reduce his or her own salary? I have. Catasauqua Area school district Superintendent Robert Spengler did on Monday night.

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School board member: Union telling taxpayers to “bend over” - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

School board member: Union telling taxpayers to “bend over” - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

When teachers unions don’t get their way at the bargaining table, one of their favorite tactics is to spin the issue in their favor and try to turn the public against local school boards...But Baldwin-Whitehall school board member Kevin Fischer applied a different approach...

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Commonwealth Foundation - How Pennsylvania Teachers Salaries Stack Up

Commonwealth Foundation - How Pennsylvania Teachers Salaries Stack Up | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it
If the Chicago teachers union walk-out on school children or the WGAL story on sick-time pay has you wondering about teacher salaries in Pennsylvania, you're in luck. Our comprehensive database on salaries, spending, taxes and enrollment for all 500 school districts at OpenPAgov.org has been updated with 2011-12 professional salary info from the Pa. Department of Education.
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Roscommon Teachers Vote to Decertify From the MEA

Roscommon Teachers Vote to Decertify From the MEA | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

Teachers in Roscommon Area Public Schools have voted 42-22, a nearly 2-to-1 margin, to decertify from the Michigan Education Association.

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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 | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

LfL blog gets picked up by EAGnews.org......

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Gloria Romero: The Trials of a Democratic Reformer

Gloria Romero: The Trials of a Democratic Reformer | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

In The Wall Street Journal, Allysia Finley interviews Gloria Romero, a pro-labor former legislator who watched union officials 'walk around like they're God' in California's capital—and now says it's time to bring them back to earth.

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Veteran school leader tells union what to do with its bloated contract demands - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Veteran school leader tells union what to do with its bloated contract demands - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

Brownsville Area School Board director Nena Kaminsky recently made headlines when she convinced her colleagues to reject a proposed teachers union contact, and told the union why.

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Report: Nonteacher Hiring in Public Schools Grows 7 Times Faster Than Enrollment

Report: Nonteacher Hiring in Public Schools Grows 7 Times Faster Than Enrollment | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it
K-12 schools squandering billions on administrators, nonteaching staff, report suggests...
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New school board leadership group designed to counter “adults first” mindset of Ohio’s public education system - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

New school board leadership group designed to counter “adults first” mindset of Ohio’s public education system - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

When Kelly Kohls attended an Ohio School Boards Association training session, Kohls was surprised to hear that same “adults first” philosophy being espoused by OSBA leaders. She realized the organization was more concerned about training school boards members to fit into the failing education system than with showing them how to transform it.

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Pennsbury teachers want people to pay more taxes so they can get a big raise - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Pennsbury teachers want people to pay more taxes so they can get a big raise - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

School board members said they could afford to continue to fund student programs if the teachers union would back off on its expensive salary, insurance and pension demands in current contract negotiations. The board, to its credit, is refusing to penalize taxpayers for runaway union labor costs.

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Pennsylvania union bullies demand school board member’s resignation – over a letter to the editor - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Pennsylvania union bullies demand school board member’s resignation – over a letter to the editor - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

A Pennsylvania teachers union is demanding that a school board member resign her post for expressing anti-union views in a letter to a local newspaper.

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NJ school board disgusted with union’s selfish attitude, work-to-contract tactics - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

NJ school board disgusted with union’s selfish attitude, work-to-contract tactics - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

The Kinnelon Education Association, the district’s teachers union, is willing to deny full educational services to students until a new collective bargaining agreement is negotiated

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Blair Co. School Board Forum a Success

Blair Co. School Board Forum a Success | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

Leadership for Liberty has been "On the Road Again."

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Portland schools paid $526,901 to learn that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist in nature - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Portland schools paid $526,901 to learn that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist in nature - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

Dr. Verenice Gutierrez, a principal with Portland Public Schools, has become convinced that America’s “white culture” negatively influences educators’ world view and the manner in which they teach their students.

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Details bubble up in Pennsylvania test cheating scandal - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Details bubble up in Pennsylvania test cheating scandal - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

Public schools in Scranton, Hazelton, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Reading remain under investigation for irregular erasure marks found on student answer sheets to Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests administered between 2009 and 2011.

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Keystone State quiet on strike front — for now | PA Independent

Keystone State quiet on strike front — for now | PA Independent | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

As teachers in Chicago grab national headlines with a strike that has left 404,000 kids out of school, Pennsylvania may be losing its infamous place as the most strike-prone state in the nation.

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Colorado school board severs ties with its teachers union - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary

Colorado school board severs ties with its teachers union - EAGnews.org :: Education Research, Reporting, Analysis and Commentary | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

The acrimonious relationship between the Douglas County school board and the Douglas County Federation of Teachers came to an end last night when board members voted to officially cut ties with the teachers union.

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Commonwealth Foundation - Back to School Numbers

Commonwealth Foundation - Back to School Numbers | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

With kids returning to school this week, here are some fast facts about education spending and performance in Pennsylvania.

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Western Pa. city manager guilty of faking school district bid to get son painting contract

Western Pa. city manager guilty of faking school district bid to get son painting contract | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

PITTSBURGH - The former city manager of a Pittsburgh suburb has pleaded guilty to having his staff create phony bid proposals to help his son's company land a $9,995 contract to paint a school in a nearby district.

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Educrats at Work in Allentown SD

Educrats at Work in Allentown SD | Pennsylvania School Board Coalition | Scoop.it

It makes you wonder whether or not it really is “all about the children.”

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