A Local School Board Member in Pennsylvania Is a Hero of Public Education

Diane Ravitch’s blog, November 10, 2012

Lawrence A. Feinberg is a member of the Haverford Township school board in Pennsylvania.

He is a hero of public education and a model for parents, educators and activists across the nation.

He is a businessman who cares passionately about public education.

Feinberg runs an outstanding website that keeps parents and educators (and people like me who don’t live in Pennsylvania) informed about the events in the state.

Here is a great example of the information that mobilizes parents and activists. In this post, Feinberg and fellow volunteers follow the money and the legislation that affect the future of public education. This one shows how $4 billion dollars in taxpayer funding is paid out to charters in the state with no real oversight. It demonstrates who gets the money and who is making big political contributions to politicians who fail to provide oversight….

continue reading at Diane Ravitch’s blog


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