Category Archive: Stay Informed

Vote No: Setting the Record Straight on ESA Vouchers and Senate Bill 2

A plan introduced as Senate Bill 2 by Senator John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) establishes Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, a program that takes tax money out of your neighborhood public schools to be used for private schools and vendors. ESA proposals have been introduced in various states and have been dubbed by the National Conference of […]

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2018 PA State of Education Report At a Glance

Each year the leading pro-public education organizations in the state compile a “State of Education” report for Pennsylvania. Click HERE for a summary of the report. The report provides excellent, reader-friendly data and context on a statewide basis and provides solid background on the issues BASD faces.   BASD Proud Parents is strictly pro-public education. We […]

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SB 1095: Alternative Pathways to Graduation

PASA Supports Senate Bill 1095: Alternative Pathways to Graduation Today PASA announced support for new legislation introduced by Senators Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) and Thomas Killion (R-Chester/Delaware) that provides for a comprehensive and rigorous approach for students to demonstrate readiness for high school graduation. Senate Bill 1095 is a result of the senators working with several education organizations, […]

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How a loophole let charter schools ‘buy’ buildings and still collect rent from state

A recent Morning Call article detailing how a PA loophole is allowing charter schools to essentially rip of PA taxpayers by allowing them to buy their buildings and still collect state reimbursed rent money. You can read the full article here: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-executive-education-academy-charter-school-lease-reimbursements-20171204-story.html#nws=true   BASD Proud Parents is strictly pro-public education. We are an independent group with […]

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