Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Faceoff: Did Vince Fumo get off easy?


Inquirer columnist Karen Heller and Daily News city editor Gar Joseph debate whether convicted former Pennsylvania State Sen. Vince Fumo got off easy when a federal judge sentenced him to 55 months in prison for corruption and other charges.

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Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | SCHOOLS Priorities skewed It's ironic that the School District is spending more than $1.37 million to suppress an employee's freedom of speech while one of its neighborhood schools, with which I am familiar - Emlen Elementary - has to rely on charity and volunteers to provide its students with a school library ("Blow the whistle," May 21).
THIS WEEK marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Head Start, a comprehensive early childhood education program that opens windows of opportunity for our nation's at-risk children and families. I know firsthand the incredible difference the program is making in the lives of millions of children and their families, because I was a Head Start kid.