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Claim a smoke screen

October 19, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

Opponents of public education have been advocating for "accountability" in the form of state funding being transferred to charter and private schools for some time. However, this "accountability" makes the actions of some in Pennsylvania's Legislature appear very hypocritical. Prior to the general session recessing this summer, the anti-public education contingent attempted to ramrod through a bill that would leave charter and private schools exempt from all standardized testing, which is currently mandatory for Pennsylvania's public schools.

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