Pennsylvania’s public schools are under attack by a group of multi-millionaires. Their plan? Privatize education, so that every family has to send their child to private schools.1
This radical movement believes the first step toward their goal is a scheme called “School Vouchers.” Gov. Tom Corbett is one of the backers of this program. In fact he believes in it so strongly that one of the most radical groups supporting privatizing education is having Corbett as their keynote speaker on Monday.2 He’s being joined at the event by Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, he of the effort to destroy collective bargaining rights.
Tom Corbett is betraying the public interest by joining in this effort to destroy public schools.
That’s why Keystone Progress and PennAction are going to Washington on Monday to tell him that he needs to stay in Pennsylvania to protect public education instead of allying himself with people who have vowed to destroy our schools.
Please join us in Washington on Monday. We’re holding a rally outside the Washington Marriott from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. We have free transportation leaving this Monday, May 9 at 8:00 AM from Harrisburg, 7:00 AM from Bucks County and 8:00 from Philadelphia. We’ll be home by 5 or 6 that evening. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
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1Rachel Tabachnick, Talk to Action, http://www.talk2action.org/story/2011/4/20/232844/831/
2American Federation for Children, http://www.federationforchildren.org/articles/296