charter-school-reform

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

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

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

Here’s 4 good reasons for Pa. to reject any new cyber-charter school applications | Opinion

BY: - November 19, 2020

Generally speaking, cyber students are not learning, and taxpayers are paying twice what they reasonably should.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s public schools are bleeding money because of the pandemic. It’s time to fix charter funding | Opinion

BY: - June 26, 2020

For those people who believe our public schools are profiting from the pandemic, a potential train wreck of public education is a good thing.

COMMENTARY

After 20 years it’s past time for the Legislature to act on cyber-charter school funding reform | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2020

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?

BY: - December 8, 2019

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh taxpayers have been paying for tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills in still-unsettled dispute.

COMMENTARY

Update Pa’s charter school law to foster innovation, bolster accountability | Opinion

BY: - December 6, 2019

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 

BY: - September 16, 2019

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

BY: - August 15, 2019

The debate over charter school funding has reached a “crisis point," education advocates say.