Education

Pa. House Majority Leader Matt Bradford’s failed leadership

  • Nathan Benefield
  • September 15, 2023

Originally published in The Mercury The Pennsylvania budget remains unfinished, while Pennsylvania House lawmakers remain on vacation (in recess) until the end of September. While it’s up to Speaker…

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Opportunity

All that’s lost when teens don’t work

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • September 11, 2023

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer At a back-to-school night this year, I chatted with a group of moms who had kids in high school. Their teens’ summers were…

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Education

School Choice Spotlight on Private Education

  • Rachel Langan
  • September 6, 2023

Ana, a mom to two sons, lives in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. Her youngest—awarded a four-year scholarship to a private academy in the Kensington/Port Richmond section of Philadelphia—is…

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Education

Americans Want Education Reform. Why Don’t Democrats?

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • August 30, 2023

Originally published at Newsweek Millions of American children return to school every August with new pencils and notebooks. Unfortunately, for more than a million kids, supplies are the only…

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Education

Legislature should fund college students, not administrators

  • Jonathan McGee
  • August 24, 2023

Originally published at Centre Daily Times As Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate persists, so does the limbo on funding for four state-related universities. Under debate is Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed collective…

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Energy

Governor Josh Shapiro’s Wrong Approach to Grid Reliability

  • Gordon Tomb
  • August 22, 2023

Originally published at RealClearEnergy Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro has asked regional power grid operators to enhance the electricity system’s dependability—and he’s got ideas about how to do it. But his…

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Education

Every kid deserves to be as lucky as me

  • Jaslin Vasquez-Gonzalez
  • August 22, 2023

Originally published at Broad + Liberty I graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls with a 5.3 grade point average. At Little Flower, I was an active student,…

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Education

House Democrats Need to Get Back to Work

  • Stephen Bloom
  • August 21, 2023

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal Pennsylvania House Democrats have been acting busy during the state budget impasse—an impasse their own majority leader, Rep. Matt Bradford, inexplicably denied existed…

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Education

Josh Shapiro: Bridge Builder or Bridge Burner?

  • Erik Telford
  • August 13, 2023

Originally published in townhall.com. Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro may have fixed one bridge, but he’s burning others. While the governor brags about …

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Education

If Ohio Can Fix Education, So Can Pennsylvania

  • Nathan Benefield
  • August 8, 2023

Originally published at RealClearEducation There is a big lie recited as gospel: Giving parents educational choice drains money from public schools and ultimately destroys them. Teachers union lobbyists recently…

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Regulation

Forget I-95, Gov. Shapiro should slash the bureaucracy for everybody

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • July 31, 2023

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer Gov. Josh Shapiro’s PR people clearly have a new strategy. After the barrage of negative headlines questioning his effectiveness as a politician —…

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Education

History shows Gov. Shapiro’s next move matters

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • July 29, 2023

Originally published in The Patriot-News The next few months are critical to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s legacy, and he knows it. The 2023–24 state budget, due June 30th, remains…

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Prosperity

Bidenomics Doesn’t Add Up for Pennsylvania or America

  • Nathan Benefield
  • July 20, 2023

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania President Joe Biden is returning to his birth state to pitch his newly branded economic vision: Bidenomics. Though Biden seems eager to paint a rosy…

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Education

Shapiro, lawmakers must choose — students or special interests?

  • Nathan Benefield
  • July 18, 2023

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review In education policy, there are two main groups of stakeholders: parents and special interests. Parents want the best opportunities for their children, while…

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Education

A Good Education Isn’t a Perk. It’s a Lifeline.

  • Charles Mitchell
  • July 7, 2023

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal What would you do to help your children succeed? Would you advocate for them, pushing to change the broken systems that keep them…

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