Education

The historic expansion of tax credit scholarships is a win for our kids

  • Nathan Benefield
  • July 31, 2022

Originally published in The Patriot-News Pennsylvania’s new state budget includes a historic $125 million expansion of two successful scholarship programs—the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship…

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Opportunity

How to end cancel culture

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • July 25, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Austin Davis, who’s in the running to become Pennsylvania’s first Black lieutenant governor, said reprehensible things a decade ago. They’re degrading and…

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Education

How innovative education can help Pennsylvania’s economy

  • Gordon Tomb
  • July 20, 2022

Originally published in the Bucks County Courier Times Over two years after Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown of all “non-life-sustaining business,” Pennsylvania’s economy still struggles to recover. Pennsylvania has …

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Prosperity

Pennsylvania’s next governor will face a looming budget deficit

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • July 18, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer In 2019-2020, over 75,000 kids in Pennsylvania were denied a chance to leave their failing schools. Now there will be 30,000 fewer,…

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Prosperity

Let’s Put Pennsylvania Back on Track

  • Nathan Benefield
  • July 13, 2022

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania Pennsylvanians want better. Nearly 70% of voters believe that the commonwealth is “seriously” heading in the wrong direction. Worse yet, new polling shows…

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Education

Pennsylvania schools have a hoarding problem

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • June 30, 2022

Originally published in The Mercury “Pennsylvania has been chronically underfunding school districts for decades,” according to school board member Jackie Huff. That is a common claim by politicians —…

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Education

Pennsylvania Senators Must Defy Teachers’ Unions to Offer Lifeline Scholarships to Students in Failed Districts

  • Kevin Mooney
  • June 29, 2022

Originally published at Broad + Liberty Before this year’s elections, Pennsylvania state senators will have the opportunity to return taxpayer dollars to parents and students victimized by perpetually failing…

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Education

Scholarship bill is a lifeline for kids

  • Stephen Bloom
  • June 27, 2022

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pennsylvania has become a battleground for educational freedom and choice. Parents from diverse perspectives are showing up at school board meetings, filing lawsuits,…

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Education

Excellent Education Isn’t for the Select Few

  • David P. Hardy
  • June 13, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Citizen Recent controversy over admission standards for Philadelphia’s selective schools made me think of my wife’s journey to attend Masterman when it…

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Prosperity

Good luck taxing the rich when they’re gone

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • June 13, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Widespread shortages. Economic tumult. Disappearing businesses. When Ayn Rand released her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, in 1957, her critics considered it a work…

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Education

It’s time to get progressive about education

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • June 6, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Requis Sherby’s recent Inquirer op-ed about escaping public school bullying as a nonbinary and bisexual student resonates with me. I was bullied,…

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Healthcare

Nursing shortage can be fixed by speeding up the licensing process

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • May 30, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Pennsylvania is currently enduring one ofthe worst nurse shortages in the nation. A shocking one in four nursing positions went unfilled…

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Prosperity

Inflation’s cause? It’s the spending, stupid.

  • Nathan Benefield
  • May 28, 2022

Originally published in The Patriot-News Voters, nationally and within Pennsylvania, consistently rank inflation as their top concern. It’s no surprise. Consumer prices have jumped 8.3 percent in…

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Prosperity

RGGI Update: Pennsylvania Legislature Resists

  • Kevin Mooney
  • May 11, 2022

Originally published at Capital Research Center While regulatory relief efforts gather steam in Virginia, lawmakers in Pennsylvania are taking notice. Aptly named the Keystone State for the crucial role…

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Prosperity

Disconnected politicians lose those who ‘vote their jobs’

  • Gordon Tomb
  • May 3, 2022

Originally published at Pittsburg Tribune-Review After a protracted battle with lawmakers, Gov. Tom Wolf’s unilateral push to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) now moves forward. At risk…

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Prosperity

As the UN Falters, Can Capitalism Stop Russia?

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • May 2, 2022

Originally published in Newsweek Where is the United Nations? The international behemoth’s charter mandates that it “maintain international peace and security.” Despite sucking up billions of American taxpayer dollars…

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