State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

State Rep. James Roebuck


Democratic Chairman, Education   




Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on school vouchers Thursday in Harrisburg

Senator Anthony Williams set to testify


HARRISBURG, April 5 – House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing on school vouchers from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in Room 418 Main Capitol Building.


State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, will serve as co-chairman. The current hearing agenda is:

  Darlene Callands, president/CEO, Philadelphia Black Alliance for Educational Options

  Lorenzo White Sr., parent

  Michell Williams, parent

  Jim Testerman, president, PSEA

  Dr. Robert Frick, superintendent, Lampeter-Strasburg School District

  Dr. Edward Albert, superintendent, Tulpehocken Area School District

  Ron Cowell, president, The Education Policy and Leadership Center

  Andy Hoover, legislative director, ACLU of Pennsylvania

  Blanding Watson, president, Lancaster NAACP

  Dawn Chavous, executive director, Students First

  Otto Banks, executive director, REACH Alliance and Foundation

  Livia Riley, superintendent of schools, Diocese of Harrisburg

  Matthew Brouillette, president, Commonwealth Foundation

  Dick Komer, senior attorney, Institute of Justice


The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.