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Charter schools are public schools – they have to be held accountable to the taxpayers | Opinion

BY: - June 20, 2021

Pennsylvania’s students deserve more from our charter school system – and they can’t afford to wait.

COMMENTARY

Surfing that charter school wave | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - January 23, 2021

Pennsylvania school districts have projected $475 million in charter school costs this year. All borne by taxpayers.

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Why are public schools footing the bill for substandard cyber-charter education? | Opinion

BY: - January 21, 2021

By Art Levinowitz When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, school districts across the nation saw a  huge increase in cyber- charter school enrollment, including right here in Pennsylvania where cyber charter school  enrollment is up by 63 percent to 62,000 students as of Oct. 1, 2020.< This trend should have Pennsylvania parents and taxpayers extremely concerned because […]

COMMENTARY

Pa. school districts project $475M increase in charter school costs during pandemic | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 14, 2021

A new survey catalogues the challenges schools have faced over the 10 months -- and counting -- of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Failed Philly cyber charter application highlights weaknesses in state law, observer says

BY: - February 19, 2020

The Virtual Preparatory Academy of Philadelphia Cyber Charter School fell short on every standard Pennsylvania uses to evaluate cyber charter schools, including support among parents and students, long-term financial planning, and proof that its students would meet state educational standards, according to a Jan. 27 memo from the state Department of Education.