Where the Money Goes

As you have probably seen or heard in the news, it is the annual budget battle season in Harrisburg right now.  Every year I am amazed anew at how little facts seem to matter in comparison to partisan politics in state budget discussions.  Our politicians have broken two important– and expensive– funding systems in recent years: […]

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5 Things You Should Know About This Year’s School Budget

photo credit: scissors via photopin (license) Discussion of the school district budget threatens to generate far more heat than light each year.  Here are five key points that will help you stay informed and avoid some common misconceptions about school finances. #1:  There will be budget cuts, but no program cuts.This is a tough budget […]

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What Kind of Community Do You Want?

photo credit: Purity via photopin (license) I’m sad to report that there was lots of hate and vitriol on display at the East Penn school board meeting last night. Board members were accused of conspiracies, cover-ups, and conflicts of interest. They were called Stalinists, bullies, fascists and mentally unfit.  They were threatened with personal lawsuits.  […]

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