Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Senate Bill 1, Budgets, and Saving Pennsylvania's Schoolchildren

In conjunction with NBC's ongoing Education Nation initiative, our friend and Pennsylvania State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) recently sat down with the city's local NBC affiliate to talk about a myriad of education issues—funding, early childhood education, and, of course, Senate Bill 1. Currently making its way through the state legislature, the bill would grant vouchers to low-income students to attend schools of their parents' choosing. Visit our friends at StudentsFirst PA to learn more about the legislation and to find out how you can get involved.

You've got to admire a guy like Williams. He means it when he says he's for all options, from quality public schools to private schools to public charter schools. His record shows it; and while he sometimes has disagreements with those across the aisle and within his own party, he's always willing to work to do what's best for kids.

Refreshing, huh?

The talk shifts to Senate Bill 1 about three minutes in. Check it out below:

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MAG

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