School's Out in Chester
Partisan politics over books. There's a lesson for Chester's children.
UPDATE: Springfield GOP leader Mike Puppio called me and said he was issuing the following press release:
"The closing of the entire Chester Upland School District for a campaign rally that is not even on District facilities is outrageous and indicative of what an Obama administration would hold for the taxpayers of Delaware County.
"Unfortunately this district is one of the most troubled in the state. What are the direct costs for this day off in terms of teachers and staff? What are the indirect costs, such as parents who have to take off from work to care for their children or have to find child care?"
"This is a disgraceful misuse of taxpayer dollars. Is this an example of the redistribution of wealth that Obama is talking about? Who is paying for this? The answer to that question is every hard working tax payer in Pennsylvania since the district is distressed and under the control of the state."
There's more but you get the picture.