PA Governor Wolf Fiddles While Slipshod Education Burns Students
Lowman Henry, Chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute, drubs Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for his loyalty to teacher union money and power in Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg is the epitome of a dysfunctional, failed urban school district. Its residents are saddled with high property taxes, while graduation rates languish at or near the bottom of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts. The political culture of the district is chaotic and divisive, while successive administrations have failed to make significant progress.
Educational achievement, predictably, has suffered. As a result, those who could have moved out of the city into neighboring school districts to provide their children with a better education. Those children without such parental support, or whose parents cannot afford to move, remain trapped in failed schools.