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Aug. 2016 Strzok text of ‘we’ll stop’ Trump from becoming President is another smoking gun June 14, 2018 by press   June 14, ...

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HE’S SO FIRED! Hot Mic Catches Acosta’s True Intentions Behind Deplorable Summit Question – ‘Hey, If They’re Not Going To Let Me In The F***king Meeting…’

by Doyle Alexander/en-volve CNN’s Jim Acosta was caught on a hot mic bragging that he had intentionally disrupted the historic peace summit between North ...

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Should the U.S. let its greatest adversary open up shop in southern California?

By Printus LeBlanc at the Daily Torch While the U.S. has been paying attention to the G7 summit and the historic meeting between President Donald ...

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Politicians across the country are once again proving they don't care about American citizens

By Printus LeBlanc at the Daily Torch When American citizens go into a voting booth, they are supposed to believe the politician they are choosing ...

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Wants Race to Determine Who Gets into Schools

~ Liberty Planet   Elite New York City high schools such as Stuyvesant High School and the Bronx High School of Science ...

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Federal Prosecutors Release Scathing Report on NYCHA, Citing Health, Safety Violations on De Blasio’s Watch

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio / Getty BY: Cameron Cawthorne/ the Washington Free Beacon Federal prosecutors on Monday released a complaint ...

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New Study Shows How Dems' $15 Wage Hike Would Hurt the Very People They're Trying to Help

SAM DORMAN | ijr Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images A new study released from the University of California, Irvine revealed a startling relationship between raising ...

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This Supreme Court Case Could Change Online Shopping Overnight

By Jonathon Hauenschild                    @fee.org Online commerce as we know it could soon radically change. In a case it recently heard, the Supreme Court could ...

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Food Stamp Enrollment Dips to Lowest Level in 8 Years

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Katherine Rodriguez  Breitbart News Network Overall enrollment in the nation’s food stamp program has dipped to its lowest level in ...

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Credit Card Payments Abruptly Stopped on Some Gun-Related Purchases

Molly Prince / @mollyfprince /The Daily Signal Thanks to Intuit, many small businesses experienced issues when paying for firearm-related purchases. (Photo: Milkos/Getty ...

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How Pennsylvania charter schools are funded

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By at Pennsylvania Watchdog

Charter school funding is one of the most important and misunderstood elements of the contentious education debate in Pennsylvania. Many school districts across the state, from Erie to Philadelphia, are struggling to solve structural budget deficits tied to rising pension costs and charter payments.

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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE: Charter school funding, while clearly outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is interpreted differently by those who are for and against school choice.

While some place the blame on charter schools and advance a misleading narrative about how the schools are funded, the truth is often lost in the rhetoric. Continue reading…

Discriminating School Taxes Must End

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Rich Shuker addressing the Lehigh Valley Tea Party

 

HB76 and SB76

by Rich Shuker

 

Home ownership has fallen to a 48 year low, the lowest it’s been since 1967. 1967 is an interesting date due to the fact that two years earlier school districts in the state of Pennsylvania were not allowed to directly tax the people. The Constitution says the House of Representatives is supposed to provide the funding for education

Because of the taxing authority by the school districts, the school tax has become a regressive and discriminatory tax targeting the low, middle income class, and the retirees.

Since 2011 school taxes have gone up 116%, despite the casino tax scam that was to provide tax

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Watchdog finds ghost teachers doing union work on taxpayer dime

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By at the Franklin Center

 

Pennsylvania may be full of ghost stories, but a much more tangible kind of “ghost” has been haunting the state’s school districts lately. These ghosts are found in the form of teachers working for their local teachers union – nowhere to be found in the classrooms in which they were originally hired to teach.

The term “ghost teachers” (also known, more tactfully, as “release time” or “official time”) refers to a practice common in school districts across the country of allowing teachers to leave the classroom to work full time for their local teachers union. This is problematic from the perspective of taxpayers

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Governor Wolf’s Budget Games

By LVC Staff

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Governor Tom Wolf is considered by many to be America’s most liberal Governor. Last year he vetoed a balanced budget that the legislature presented him. That balanced budget had major increases in education spending and other areas that the Governor wanted. However, Governor Wolf wanted a record increase in spending and taxes. The Republican controlled legislature found this to be unacceptable. Later the legislature presented a compromise budget with no tax increases that Governor Wolf line-item vetoed. Wolf cut the six billion dollar education line-item in half threatening school districts all across the state with closure. In fact, the Governor’s office sent out a check

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Which GOP Candidate is Anti-Gun, Pro-Amnesty and Pro-Common Core?

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This is what I’d like to call a Public Service Announcement to Republicans in the primary states still waiting to vote. Of the four candidates left in the GOP field, which one is the only candidate who can say that they are: anti-gun, pro-amnesty and pro-Common Core?

If you answered Ohio Governor John Kasich (R-OH), you are correct!

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For Immediate Release

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Pennsylvania Senator David Argall

Argall: Budget winners include taxpayers, schools, ag programs, hospitals, counties

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) released the following statement in response to the governor allowing the state budget proposal to automatically become law:

 

“School districts, vital agriculture programs, hospitals and counties can breathe a collective sigh of relief with today’s news that the governor will allow the state budget to automatically become law on March 27. Most importantly, this final budget does not increase taxes on Pennsylvanians, which has been the overwhelming concern of residents from Berks and Schuylkill Counties. While there are some loose ends to finalize, including the governor’s veto of reimbursement for school district construction, this is

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Are Pennsylvania Schools Underfunded?

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Are Pennsylvania Schools Underfunded? You’ve heard it as a question, an accusation, and a justification for tax hikes. So what’s the truth? Senior Policy Analyst James Paul asked—and answered—this question and tackled other popular school funding myths in a recent op-ed that appeared in more than 15 newspapersacross the state. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out below…

Are Pennsylvania’s public schools underfunded?

That’s been the central question in Pennsylvania politics for a half-dozen years. But from Gov. Tom Corbett’s first budget to Gov. Tom Wolf’s election—and since—myths have dominated the debate.

During his campaign, Wolf ran on the myth that his predecessor “cut $1 billion” from public schools. The reality, however, is federal funding always known to be temporary expired. Those

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Campus Protesters Try to Silence Conservative Speaker, Demand College President’s Resignation

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Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro talks about diversity despite a disruption when protesters at California State University, Los Angeles blocked entrances to the event in an attempt to shut it down. (Photo: Jacqueline Pilar/Young America’s Foundation)

Student protesters swarmed California State University, Los Angeles to barricade the entrances of a theater where conservative commentator Ben Shapiro was set to deliver a speech about censorship and diversity on college campuses.

Led primarily by the school’s Black Student Union and Black Lives Matter chapter, the hundreds of demonstrators, including some professors, poured into the Student Union building Thursday afternoon to block other students from attending the event.

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