From Education Voters of PA, an action alert:
OPPOSE VOUCHERS! EDUCATE ALL KIDS
Research has shown that vouchers do not improve public education. Instead, they send taxpayer funded tuition to private/parochial schools that are unaccountable for funds or results and that don’t have to admit anyone they don’t choose to admit. Experts project that this could cost $800 million to $1 billion — on top of other proposed cuts! It will drive up property taxes and leave most kids in their current schools — with fewer resources and reduced programs.
Join other Pennsylvanians and tell the General Assembly that we DO NOT want vouchers!
PENNSYLVANIA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP
MAY 4, 2011
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATE
Dear Pennsylvania State Senator,
This letter is to strongly urge that you vote NO on Senate Bill 1 as amended according to the Corbett/Piccola agreements. The majority of the people of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that we do not want a tuition voucher plan nor do we want education privatized. The majority of Pennsylvanians have clearly asked that the legislature provide fully and equitably funded, universal public education. We want to work with you and support you to that end.
Many voters have read about the ultimate goal of the “vouchers proponents” to totally eliminate government involvement in the schooling of children and to hand education over to free enterprise.