The Republican way of school funding | Editorial Cartoon
Gov. Tom Wolf is making a big push for charter school reform in Pennsylvania. Republicans have other plans.
Say no to largest transfer of taxpayer dollars out of public schools in Pa. history | Opinion
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
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
Charter school enrollment shot up during the pandemic, punching a hole in school districts' budgets.
Charter schools are public schools. Why doesn’t Wolf’s budget treat them that way? | Opinion
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.
Here’s 4 good reasons for Pa. to reject any new cyber-charter school applications | Opinion
Generally speaking, cyber students are not learning, and taxpayers are paying twice what they reasonably should.
Pa.’s public schools are bleeding money because of the pandemic. It’s time to fix charter funding | Opinion
For those people who believe our public schools are profiting from the pandemic, a potential train wreck of public education is a good thing.
After 20 years it’s past time for the Legislature to act on cyber-charter school funding reform | Opinion
Why should taxpayers be funding cyber tuition at the same rate as brick and mortar charters when the cyber charters don't have buiildings?
What’s holding up appointments on this powerful state education board?
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh taxpayers have been paying for tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills in still-unsettled dispute.
Update Pa’s charter school law to foster innovation, bolster accountability | Opinion
We need transparency in the application process for charters, in the operations of charters, and in the oversight of charters.
During Capitol rally, charter school parents, students vow to push back against Wolf’s proposed reforms
Wolf announced a series of executive actions in July imposing new fees and ethics requirements on charter schools. Public school districts would also be authorized to limit enrollment to low-performing charters.
Pennsylvania’s charter schools, explained: How they work, and why Gov. Wolf wants to reform them
The debate over charter school funding has reached a “crisis point," education advocates say.