Category Archive: charter reform

ALERT: Oppose Harrisburg’s plan to take hundreds of millions of dollars from our public schools

From Education Voters of PA:   On Monday, June 7th, the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted to advance legislation that would take hundreds of millions of dollars away from students in our local public schools and steer this money into private/religious schools, tax breaks for businesses, and an expansion of unaccountable charter schools. Every year […]

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PA Charter Change Roundup: June 7, 2021

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Fixing Pennsylvania’s Charter School Law to protect kids and (HB272/SB27)

This is from the daily newsletter PA Charter Change Roundup, produced by the Keystone Center for Charter Change at PSBA. For more info, check out their website PACharterChange.org. PA General Assembly Website, January 27, 2021 From:   Representative Joe Ciresi and Rep. Wendi Thomas To:       All House members In 1997 Google and Netflix didn’t exist, but Woolworth’s […]

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Learn About Charter School Special Education Funding

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania: Special education funding for charter schools is a hot topic in Harrisburg. For the first time ever, we have a real chance to fix Pennsylvania’s charter school law to eliminate profits that charter schools reap off of special education tuition payments and to increase school choice for students with disabilities. […]

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NPE Releases New Report on Charters Run for Profit

From the good folks at Network for Public Education: Fifteen percent of all charter schools–schools that educate about 1 in 5 charter school students–are run by for-profit corporations. The Network for Public Education’s new report, Chartered For Profit: The Hidden World of Charter Schools Operated for Financial Gain, pulls back the veil on tactics and practices […]

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The Charter School Reform Act of 2021 (HB 272)

House Co-Sponsorship Memorandum introduced by Rep. Joe Ciresi and Rep. Wendi Thomas offers solutions to the long-needed reform to Pennsylvania’s Charter School Law. The Charter School Reform Act of 2021 (HB 272) includes core requirements supporting the following: Protecting Your Right to Know Protecting Your Property Tax Dollars Protecting the Future of Our Kids Read […]

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