Category Archive: Charter Schools

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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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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PSBA Charter Info

Interested in joining the call for charter change? In order to understand why charter schools have such a profound impact on public education funding in Pennsylvania, the first step is to learn more about charter schools and how they work. Check out this great site by the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA)  pacharterchange.org It helps answer […]

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Wolf Administration Takes Next Step in Updating Charter School Regulations

Gantdaily.com posted an article today outlining how the reform to Pennsylvania’s “flawed and outdated” charter school law is moving forward with the process of developing regulations by opening a public comment period to gather information on the need for charter school reform, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday. Read the full article here: https://gantdaily.com/2019/08/27/wolf-administration-takes-next-step-in-updating-charter-school-regulations/   BASD Proud Parents is […]

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Support Governor Wolf’s Executive Order to Clean Up Charter Schools

Straight from Network for Public Education Action, take a moment to thank Governor Wolf for his recent initiatives to tackle charter reform. Urgent: Support Pa. Governor’s fight to reform charter schools

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ICYMI – PA Republicans pass massive charter school & school voucher expansion

Form our friends at Education Voters of PA: Last week in the House, Republicans passed four charter school bills. One bill in the package, HB 357, is the Holy Grail expansion bill that the charter industry has been seeking for years. If HB 357 becomes law, charter school expansion will be turbocharged throughout the commonwealth. […]

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ICYMI- New report shows overwhelmingly negative results for PA’s cyber charter students

From Education Voters of PA: MEMO To: Interested Parties From: Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters of PA Date: June 4, 2019 Re: CREDO’s Charter School Performance in Pennsylvania (2019) report finds overwhelmingly negative results for students in cyber charter schools and mixed results for brick-and-mortar charter schools. Read the full report here. A recent study released […]

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