Funding the 500: Revisiting Pennsylvania charter schools after a quarter-century

BY: - June 22, 2023

Public education advocates say it’s time to fix the way taxpayer money is distributed to charter schools.

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We need an honest discussion about charter school reform in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - November 29, 2022

That discussion needs to include charter school leaders, who have been absent so far from the reform debate.


A bipartisan plea for lawmakers to get charter reform legislation across the finish line | Opinion

BY: - July 17, 2022

It is well past time to hold failing charter schools accountable.


It’s beyond time to address the soaring cost of cyber-charter schools | Opinion

BY: - June 30, 2022

Cyber-charter tuition likely represents the most inefficient spending in Pa. school finance.

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The real school choice: Paying for career/technical education or charter schools | Opinionn

BY: - April 17, 2022

The millions school districts spend on charters could be spent preparing students for the jobs of the future.

In a victory for the Wolf administration, Pa. review board approves charter school regulations

BY: - March 21, 2022

The Republican-controlled Legislature has recourse to challenge the commission's decision.


The good news about charter school funding | John Cole

BY: - March 19, 2022

This week, Republican-controlled committees voted to reject Wolf administration-authored regulations seeking to reform charter schools.


The Republican way of school funding | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 12, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf is making a big push for charter school reform in Pennsylvania. Republicans have other plans.

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Say no to largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in Pa. history | Opinion

BY: - June 11, 2021

PSEA supports high-quality charter and cyber charter schools. That’s why we feel so strongly that there needs to be accountability for charter schools and the boards, administrators, and for-profit management companies that operate some of them.

Gov. Wolf wants to ‘level the playing field’ with charter reform, but not everyone is on board

BY: - June 3, 2021

Saying that he wants to bring accountability to what he describes as a broken system, Gov. Tom Wolf again has called on lawmakers to “level the playing field” with charter school reform


All you need to know about school funding inequities in Pa. | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 15, 2021

Charter school enrollment shot up during the pandemic, punching a hole in school districts' budgets.

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Charter schools are public schools. Why doesn’t Wolf’s budget treat them that way? | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2021

If Wolf follows this path, it will be painfully clear that the type of public school he funds is more important than the needs of our public charter school students here in Philadelphia.