Superfulous Coverage Of NAACP Rally
Apr 27, 12:00 AM
If the Corbett budget cuts become law, the education system as most of us baby boomers understand it will end," said J. Whyatt Mondesire, president of the state conference of the NAACP. "You can't balance the budget on the backs of children and the hardest hit will be poor districts." Mondesire said it was the first Harrisburg protest sponsored by the nation's oldest civil rights group since he took office 14 years ago. The rally came as Corbett fights to win passage of a key plank in his campaign platform - the voucher bill. The proposal would provide tuition vouchers averaging about $9,000 to lower-income students at failing schools to allow them to attend private or parochial schools, or public schools in other districts.