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Parents and children versus politicians and teachers unions

Originally published at Broad + Liberty

Who is more important: children or the teachers union?

Like college students cramming for finals, Harrisburg politicians are supposed to pass a budget by June 30. Much of the fighting will be about the needs of students versus the special interests, led by the teachers’ union.

Over 77,000 students in Pennsylvania are happy going to a school their parents chose — a Jewish day school, a parochial school, or Quaker or private school — with scholarship help. Pennsylvania has a tax credit program allowing businesses and taxpayers to donate to scholarship organizations to help children get to a school that works.

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