We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Pennsylvania Governor Corbett's move to drastically cut school funds will do away with music, art, physical education, and libraries. Equally egregious is the sacking of lunchroom aides, those brave souls who keep order and protect our children from bullying and mayhem. Given that the Governor's plan calls for closing and consolidating a large number of schools, the surviving schools will house and feed children from mixed neighborhoods, children who do not know each other. That is a recipe for disaster in the lunchroom.