PA Charter Change Roundup June 3
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$1000/student for advertising. It’s time to audit PA’s cyber charter schools.
From Education Voters of Pennsylvania Recent reporting in the Scranton Times-Tribune revealed a stunning lack of state oversight over billions of taxpayer dollars that have been poured into Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools over the past two decades. Half of Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools have never been audited. Commonwealth Charter Academy, the largest cyber charter in the state with…Read More
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…Read More
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Gantdaily.com posted an article today outlining how the reform to Pennsylvania’s “flawed and outdated” charter school law is moving forward with the process of developing regulations by opening a public comment period to gather information on the need for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…Read More
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…Read More
CALL TO ACTION – Act now to push for necessary change to the Charter Appeals Board (CAB)!
Act now to push for necessary change to the Charter Appeals Board (CAB)! As BASD Proud Parents recently posted, of the Pennsylvania Charter Appeals Board’s 5 active members… ALL are serving long past the end-date of their initial term, and NONE are directly affiliated with or bringing the perspective of traditional public schools to CAB…Read More
Cyber Charter Funding Reform Needed Now
Recently, our friends at Education Voters of PA issued a report that examines Pennsylvania’s flawed cyber school funding system and provides recommendations for a new system that will more closely match the funding sent to cyber charter schools with the actual cost of providing students with an online education. This proposal would help control property tax…Read More