Pa. school voucher debate heats up

    Pennsylvania’s Senate Education Committee held hearings earlier this week on a new bill that would allow low-income families tax-funded vouchers to send their children to a school of their choosing rather than a failing neighborhood school.

    On Friday, Democratic State Senators Anthony Hardy Williams from Philadelphia and Daylin Leach from Montgomery County passionately debated the issues surrounding public education and the new bill on Radio Times.

    Williams, a co-sponsor of the bill, supported the legislation saying that the bill allows children who live in poor areas a shot at a decent education.

    Leach argued against the legislation, saying that vouchers would not help failing schools and ultimately create more challenges for schools that are already struggling.

    If you missed Friday’s heated debate listen to the full broadcast here from Radio Times.

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