Posts Tagged ‘Corbett’

Feb
2014
27

Unexpected PA Gov Candidate Leaps Ahead in Latest Poll

Unexpected PA Gov Candidate Leaps Ahead in Latest Poll
  The Pennsylvania Governor’s race took a turn this week when York businessman Tom Wolf became the frontrunner, in terms of polling at least, for the Democratic nomination.  A successful advertising buy in the Philadelphia region helped Wolf paint himself as the man who saved his family’s company to ensure the workers in his hometown...
Jan
2014
23

You Winz Some, You Yinz Some: Pittsburgh Gives TFA, Corporate Education Agenda the Boot

You Winz Some, You Yinz Some: Pittsburgh Gives TFA, Corporate Education Agenda the Boot
  The Pittsburgh Board of Education has voted in favor of rejecting a three-year, $750,000 contract with Teach for America (TFA), effectively giving the pro-corporate education group the boot from the city.   TFA’s business model relies on signing recent college graduates to two-year contracts and sending them to underserved school...
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Aug
2013
1

Governor’s Crony Gift-Giving Comes to Light in PA

Governor's Crony Gift-Giving Comes to Light in PA
  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett can’t seem to catch a break.  Every time he renegs on a campaign promise, denies rights to citizens, or sidesteps a controversial issue, everyone just seems to notice.  It’s hard to be a borderline criminal when you are constantly in the public eye.  Perhaps this is why the Citizens for [&hellip...
Jun
2013
25

GROSS: Pollsters Suggest Gov. Corbett Use Philly’s Teachers Unions as “Wedge” to Get Re-Elected

GROSS: Pollsters Suggest Gov. Corbett Use Philly's Teachers Unions as
  As Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is struggling in the infancy of his re-election bid, a new poll taken by Public Opinion Strategies suggests that he should attack Philadelphia teachers unions in order to bolster his approval rating. Considering major education cuts have been a driver of a low approval rating thus far, the recommendation...