Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has released five short videos on YouTube responding to claims by the local teachers union that Nutter has joined with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in underfunding education.
The average Philadelphia teacher makes more than the national average, not to mention generous benefits.
Despite claims from union bosses, Corbett never slashed education funding in Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) launched an ad campaign against Mayor Michael Nutter this week, calling for him to stop siding with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, who they claim has cut education funding significantly during his time in office.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court gave state courts the authority to determine whether government open records requests should be released to the public in a 4-2 decision Tuesday.
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) union will likely have the final say on whether the schools in Pennsylvania’s largest city will have enough funding for the full 2013-14 school year. Mayor Michael Nutter, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, the Philadelphia City Council, Philadelphia school Superintendent William Hite, and the state-run School Reform Commission (SRC) have […]
Pennsylvania Secretary of the Budget Charles Zogby said in a statement Tuesday morning the Philadelphia School District will not receive $45 million in funding until the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) agrees to union concessions. The school district is asking the union to accept $133 million in pay cuts and work-rule reforms. “A new collective bargaining […]
Pennsylvania schools, which are clamoring for more state funding, had reserve funds totaling $3.8 billion in 2012. School districts were widely criticized last year for not dipping into their reserves, which increased from a June 2011 total of $3.5 billion. “It’s been increasing every year for the past several years,” Department of Education spokesman Tim […]
Bloom’s planned legislation supports the discussion and questioning of scientific theories in the classroom including, but not limited to, evolution, chemical origins of life, global warming, and human cloning.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), with the support of other Republican legislators, is drafting an impeachment resolution against Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane.