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Editorial: DeVos’ poor school choices affect PA public school success

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos speaks during a news conference at the Marriott Heron Bay in Coral Springs, Florida, after meeting with students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday, March 7. (Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 14, 2018

Betsy DeVos said it herself — “We should be funding and investing in students.” A student focus is certainly necessary, and the statement would have been fine on its own had she not followed it up with the ear-twinging modifier, “not in schools, school buildings, not in institutions, not in syste...

Editorial: Wolf’s budget is progressive, but needs Democratic legislature to pass

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during the last day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 7, 2018

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled the fourth yearly budget of his term Tuesday — and unlike his previous three, we might actually see it fully passed before the end of the year thanks to the 2018 midterm elections. The 2018-19 budget is notably progressive — Wolf is calling to raise both funding for publi...

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