Eichelberger, NAACP Hold Wide-Ranging Conversation on Education

Article posted on March 22, 2017

HARRISBURG (March 22, 2017) – Sen. John Eichelberger (R-30) and state and local leaders of the NAACP met today to discuss how Pennsylvania can work to improve education opportunities for all students.

“As chair of the Senate Education Committee, my number one priority is to ensure that we offer kids the educational opportunities that will provide them with a path to succeed,” Eichelberger said. “Every child in Pennsylvania should have the chance at receiving a quality education no matter where they live.”

The Senator and the NAACP representatives held a wide-ranging conversation about education in Pennsylvania, which Eichelberger said was “open, honest, and productive.”

“We had an honest conversation about teacher training, vocational education, school funding needs and guidance counseling in our schools,” said Dr. Joan Duvall-Flynn, president of the NAACP PA. “It was an important start to a dialogue that needs to be on-going as we come to understand each other’s views on the best ways to serve the needs of Pennsylvania’s school children.”

Eichelberger added: “I am committed to taking a closer look at education to ensure that every student has the chance to get ahead. My goal is to identify and support initiatives that work, while helping low-income children statewide get out of underperforming schools.”

 

Contacts

Patrick Schurr: Executive Assistant to Sen. Eichelberger, at 814-695-8386 or pschurr@pasen.gov

Jennifer Kocher: Communications Director, Office of the Majority Leader, at 717-787-1377 or jkocher@pasen.gov

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