More Action Per Mile 560

 

Now taking submissions for the NASCAR at Dover contest! Click the Dover banner above to enter!

Latest News

Harper: Voucher Debate Is Coming

Kate_HarperMontgomery County State Representative Kate Harper (pictured here) says she believes a school voucher bill will come up for debate this fall or next spring because Governor Tom Corbett supports it, and his fellow Republicans control both the house and senate. The vouchers would help parents pay their children’s tuition at private schools.  She says the Pennsylvania State Education Association opposes vouchers very strongly, on the grounds that they would ruin public schools, but she disagrees.

“I don’t see why allowing the parents of children in failing school districts to put them in someplace that works a little better would ruin public schools.”

She represents parts of the North Penn, Wissahickon and Colonial School Districts, and she doubts that many parents in those districts would choose vouchers because the public schools are very good.

“They do well academically, and a very high percentage of our high school seniors go to college and do well there, so we don’t have a problem out here, but if you’re in Philadelphia about half of the kids graduate and, of the ones that graduate, a surprising number can’t read and write.”

Harper says city schools are releasing kids to the world not ready for higher education or work, so their parents need a choice, but whether she would vote for a voucher bill depends on how it’s written.  She appeared Tuesday on the WNPV Talk Program Comment Please by Univest.

Listen to archived shows on demand right now

WNPV AM 1440
Top Official at Univest Likes Housing Market The President of Corporate Banking for Univest, Phil Jackson, says there’s a sign that the real estate sector of the economy is beginning to stimulate long overdue economic growth.
WNPV AM 1440
Montco. Schedules Electronic Collection Spring and summer signal the seasons where you can unload those things that are taking up space in your home. many items, including electronics, are not picked up by trash collection. Montgomery County will host an electronics collection.
WNPV AM 1440
Community and Rec. Center Coming To Montgomery Twp. Townships Supervisors awarded 9.4 million dollars to contractors to build the new community and rec. center at Stump and Horsham roads across from the Municipal building.
WNPV AM 1440
Towamencin Man Accused of Molesting Teen Faces Trial A Towamencin man accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl waives his preliminary hearing and now will stand trial for numerous incidents of molestation, according to the victim and the suspect’s wife.
WNPV AM 1440
Casey: Russia Still Behind Unrest in Ukraine The friction between pro-Russian supporters and people loyal to the government of Ukraine is at a boiling point.
WNPV AM 1440
McCord Looks For Big Numbers Through Grass Roots Strategy The race for governor in Pennsylvania is heating up with State Treasurer, Rob McCord claiming that a strong grass roots strategy will get him elected.

Listen Live

Full Programming Schedule

Internet Radio or Windows Media Player

TuneIn-2    or    Windows-mps-2

 

EEO Report

Get In Touch

Address: 1210 Snyder Road
Lansdale, PA 19446

Phone: (215) 855-8211

Phone: (215) 723-2116