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LISTEN NOW: Exposing the Threats Behind Vouchers

Right now in Pennsylvania, school vouchers are being proposed as a way to “fix” public education, by using public money to pay for the private or parochial school tuition of certain students who receive vouchers.

Philadelphia Student Union members have taken a strong position against school vouchers, and we were part of a “Say No to Vouchers” Tour with Action United & Education Law Center. Students, parents and community members boarded a bus and visited legislators’ offices to expose the threats behind vouchers.

During the bus tour, Ericka Johnson interviewed a spokesperson of voucher-proponent Sen. Anthony Williams, the Chief of Staff for Sen. Farnese, as well as parents and students, and produced this report.

LISTEN NOW to the radio story.

If you want to stand with Philadelphia Student Union against vouchers, please come out to the House Education Committee’s Hearing on “School Choice.” PSU and other education organizers and advocates will be testifying at 11:45-12:30. Please come out and voice your support for real solutions like adequate funding, student & parent involvement, highly qualified teachers, and engaging curriculum; NOT vouchers!

House Education Committee’s Hearing

Wednesday, July 27. 10am – 3:30pm

Temple University, President’s Conference Room, First Floor 1810 Liacouras Walk Philadelphia PA

Ericka Johnson records Michael Nixon, the spokesperson for Sen. Williams, while he responds to questions from PSU & Action United members.

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