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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Time to Work Together

After all the commercials, canvassing and phone calls, the 2010 election is finally behind us, and one thing that is very clear --  Pennsylvania’s politics will change dramatically come January of next year.
We congratulate Governor-elect Tom Corbett on his decisive victory.  The two gubernatorial candidates had a healthy dialogue about a great many issues, including education, and we are pleased to have been a part of facilitating that conversation. 
Mr. Corbett has made statements about public education and has said he thinks it is important.  We look forward to working with the new Governor and Legislature to continue the progress that has been made towards improving our public education system. 
 In each election, Education Voters will do our best to ensure that education issues are raised up and explored, to educate people running for office and the public about critical issues,  and to help make recommendations about how to elect people who will make it a priority.  And after every election we will work with people we have supported and people we have not supported -- to bring about solutions that make Pennsylvania stronger.  We will also expect to find common ground in unexpected places.  Our focus is will be on providing quality education to all children, and to push our legislature and all elected officials, to do better, to work harder.
Congratulations again to the candidates that were victorious last night and to everyone that participated in this election, whether by volunteering, voting or seeking office. 
Now, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work – together.

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