Education

  • Press Release
    April 26, 2011 - 1:39pm

    HARRISBURG, PA (April 26, 2011) — As the Pennsylvania Legislature returns to session today, state senators may take up legislation that would establish the largest-in-the nation taxpayer-funded school vouchers program for students attending religious and private schools.

    Stephen Herzenberg, PhD, Economist and Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center, issued the following statement analyzing the measure, Senate Bill 1, as amended in the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 11.

  • Press Release
    April 7, 2011 - 12:18pm

    Media Conference Call: Listen to a recording of a media conference call on the report, featuring Stephen Herzenberg, PhD, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center, and Joe Bard, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools.

  • Research Report
    April 6, 2011 - 2:21pm

    No Accountability: PA's Track Record Using Tax Credits to Pay for Private and Religious School Tuition

  • Op-Eds
    March 1, 2011 - 1:10pm

    “When I was kidnapped,” Woody Allen says in the movie Annie Hall, “my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.”

    The idea of wildly wrongheaded behavior when it comes to children has echoed around in my head recently while observing the education policy discussion in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

  • Press Release
    March 1, 2011 - 1:04pm

    HARRISBURG, PA (March 1, 2011) — With the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee poised to consider a plan to increase funding for taxpayer-funded school vouchers, the Keystone Research Center today issued this public statement and attached commentary which news outlets are free to publish with attribution.

    Statement of Stephen Herzenberg, economist and executive director of the Keystone Research Center, on the proposed establishment of a large-scale program to distribute taxpayer-funded vouchers to private and religious schools:

  • Press Release
    January 20, 2011 - 11:27am

    This press release was issued by the AFT. The report discussed in the press release was authored by the Keystone Research Center. View the full report here.

    Contact:

    Keystone: Chris Lilienthal, 717/255-7156 or lilienthal@pennbpc.org
    AFT: Cynthia Garza, 202/879-4447 or cgarza@aft.org

  • Research Report
    January 20, 2011 - 11:10am

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    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    Over the last generation , the instructional staffing system in U.S. higher education has experienced a significant reduction in the proportion of jobs for full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a dramatic growth in ”contingent” instructors—full-time nontenure-track, part-time/adjunct faculty and graduate employees. About 70 percent of the people teaching in U.S.

  • Press Release
    April 22, 2009 - 5:13pm

    HARRISBURG, PA—Pennsylvania workers, like workers across the nation, have seen their wages stagnate or grow slowly in recent decades. But a report released today shows that being in a union significantly boosts the wages of Pennsylvania workers employed in service industries.


    The report, released jointly by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, D.C., and the Keystone Research Center (KRC) in Harrisburg, finds that unionization raises the wages of the average service-sector worker in Pennsylvania by nearly 9 percent.

  • Press Release
    January 22, 2009 - 3:16pm

    Harrisburg, January 22 -- Pennsylvania's new system of teacher tests won't improve teacher performance in the classroom, according to a new evaluation released today by the Keystone Research Center.

  • Press Release
    March 7, 2008 - 11:34am

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    As presidential candidates and other office-seekers pledge to improve public schools and reward public school teachers, a new study suggests that in both Pennsylvania and the nation, more pay hikes for public educators are sorely needed.

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