From The Blog
by Catie Stephenson
I’m an optimistic young woman so when I wake up on Monday morning I’m hopeful that my efforts from the week before will yield a positive step forward for the education reform movement. Even if it’s a small step, I’m satisfied.
Unfortunately, I woke up this morning to this article in the Tribune Review declaring that the Woodland Hills and Penn Hills school districts are “literally being destroyed by charter schools.”
Great schools change everything.
All of our children deserve great schools, no matter their background. Together with Pennsylvanians across the state, PennCAN fights for research-backed education reforms to make sure that every child has access to a great school.
One of my core beliefs is that all children deserve the right to an excellent education and that with the right policies and practices in place, achievement-gap busting schools in low-income communities can become the rule and not the exception. I'm a supporter of PennCAN because they are fighting every day to make that vision a reality.Tre JohnsonFeb 11 2013
As a mother of two young boys and a former public school teacher, I believe that the quality of education my children receive should not depend on our zip code. I support the work that PennCAN is doing in Pennsylvania, and am excited that they are building the necessary support on both ends of the political spectrum to advocate for all of Pennsylvania’s children.Abby SmithFeb 11 2013