Latest

public education

Michael Muha, a Slippery Rock University graduate and the democratic nominee in Senate District 50, released a statement criticizing Senator Tomlinson’s and Dinniman’s secession legislation.  In opposition to Senate Bill, Muha believes that the “proposed bill would harm the PASSHE system as whole,” and called …

On Dismantling PASSHE: Privateers On Stage

March 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

Last week the PASSHE secessionists rolled out their PR wagons and hit the trail. On Tuesday March 11, Senators Tomlinson (R) and Dinniman (D) unveiled Senate Bill 1275 branded as “Stronger Pennsylvania Public Universities” during a morning press conference. The accompanying social media branding campaign …

Last week, Sean Kitchen reported that Senators Tomlinson and Dinniman  hired the same public relations/lobbying firm that is entrenched in the Philadelphia education privatization movement to advocate for their PASSHE secession legislation, SB 1275. Kitchen’s investigation revealed that the social media campaign, “Stronger Pennsylvania Public Universities,” …

Mantra #1 of investigative journalism: Follow the money. My early investigation into the branding campaign that accompanied State Senators Tommy Tomlinson’s and Andy Dinniman’s press conference regarding PASSHE secession legislation is leading down some interesting paths to say the least.  Exhibit A: Senators Tomlinson and Dinniman …

Editor’s Note: Later today, PA Senators Tomlinson (R) and Dinniman (D) are expected to unveil their proposal to allow PASSHE universities to secede from the state system and become a “state-related” university like Penn State or Temple. Raging Chicken Press was the first to report …

During budget cutting season 2012, Colleen Kennedy, friend of ours and creator of Save the Upper Darby Arts, and others from the Upper Darby School district launched a massive grassroots push to save the Upper Darby arts program.  The Upper Darby School District was facing …

This past Tuesday, Rick Smith talked with Rhonda Brownstein, Executive Director of the Education Law Center of PA, to get a reality check on Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2014-15 budget as it relates to funding  public education in PA. While Corbett’s budget provides some additional …

1 2 3 11
UA-29281300-1