One of CTUP members, Jeff Yass of Susquehanna International Group, published a terrific letter on the school choice flip flop by Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro:
When Josh Shapiro ran for Pennsylvania governor last year, he claimed he supported school choice, especially for low-income kids trapped in underperforming public schools. Unfortunately, last week he announced he would veto the very bill he promised to support. Was Mr. Shapiro lying on the campaign trail or is he simply unwilling to stand up to the union bosses?
Sadly, only 34% of Philadelphia public elementary-school students test at or above the proficient level for reading, and 17% test at or above the proficient level in math, according to the district’s annual progress report. Meanwhile, 85% of Philadelphia public-school students are minorities.
We urge readers to take a look at the whole letter: