… there were no public schools?
What if public schools went away? What would it look like if U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could make her school choice proposals into reality?”
Here are some instances from around the world where it looks like it’s working.
SOURCE: The Hechinger Report
From the Thursday night school board meeting, this was announced by the superintendent: Columbia Borough School District will be hosting the next “Coffee with LNP” on Tuesday, March 20. According to previous articles at Lancaster Online, “Coffee with LNP” is held so area residents can “meet and talk with LNP/LancasterOnline journalists and representatives, provide feedback on the newspaper and website, and bring suggestions for news coverage.”
Superintendent Tom Strickler said that on the Sunday following the “Coffee with LNP” event, Columbia would be the highlighted community in the next Sunday newspaper.
Previous “Coffee with LNP” events have been held in:
- Ephrata, at the Ephrata Review offices
- Lititz, at the Lititz Public Library
- Mountville, at the Mountville Area Community Center
- Elizabethtown, at the Elizabethtown Public Library
- Strasburg, at the Strasburg Fire Company No. 1
- Quarryville, at the Southern End Community Association (this one was postponed.)
- New Holland, at New Holland Area Historical Society
- Manheim, at the Manheim Train Station
- Manheim Township , at the Manheim Township Public Library
The Columbia event will be the first held in a school district facility.
LNP held a similar event, “News and Brews,’’ with a “speed information event in Lancaster” at The Pressroom in concert with WITF.
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The idiosyncrasies of Social Security: “The Social Security system could use a few revisions, not to mention a cash infusion, Allan Sloan, editor at large at ProPublica, told us. For example, under the current rules, a couple in which both spouses earn $40,000 a year would receive less in Social Security benefits than a couple where one spouse earns $80,000 a year and the other does not work. And then there is this troubling fact: ‘The thing will be out of money in about 15 years. And theoretically, if the fund runs out of money, benefits are cut 25 percent or something like that. And, you know, the time to talk about this is now. It’s not when people are screaming and the trust fund has 12 minutes left.’” – SOURCE: MarketPlace