Thank You

photo courtesy of Paul Downey via Flickr The results of yesterday’s school board primary are in, and I’m happy to report that I received enough votes to be on the ballot in November on both the Democratic and Republican tickets!  Many thanks to everyone who worked hard to make this happen, from distributing signs to […]

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Passing the Buck (or, Yes! I’m a Patsy)

You’ve heard the saying “the buck stops here,” right?  President Truman famously kept a sign with the phrase on his desk.  He recognized the common sense idea that leaders should take responsibility for the consequences of their decisions. But as we all well know, most politicians don’t like this idea very much.   Our representatives […]

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Where’s the Beef?

The East Penn School District will spend approximately $138 million this academic year– a lot of dough! One of my key concerns is whether the district is spending money in the most cost-effective ways, and in ways proven to make the biggest positive impact on students and our community. There are many aspects of the […]

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Inequality is Expensive

​Most people understand that there is growing inequality in the United States.  The wealthiest Americans today control a much larger share of the total wealth of the country than they did in past decades, while increasing numbers of people struggle to meet basic household expenses.  This divide is widening in our own community too.  The […]

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School Budgets 101

Nothing in our school district raises more passions, or is shrouded in more confusion, than the annual budget.  To help, I’ve put together a five-part series designed to give people a glimpse of the key issues in developing the school district budget each year.  My goals are to (1) dispel some of the most common […]

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Please Help Next Tuesday

Would you please volunteer at the polls next Tuesday?  The political parties will have lots of people handing out information about their school board candidates.   I have to find my own volunteers! Please consider donating some time to help our public schools.  You can sign up for just an hour, or throughout the whole […]

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School Board Voter Guide 2017

Good school boards lead to good schools.  The good news is that all seven candidates for  the East Penn board this year support strong public education in our community.  Want more information to help you decide who to vote for?  You can read what the candidates have made available at the links below.  You will […]

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