Gov. Wolf Proposes Plan to Fix Broken Charter School Law, Protect Students and Taxpayers
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Last week, Governor Tom Wolf announced his plan to fix Pennsylvania’s broken charter school law, which fails to hold charter schools accountable for education quality or sky-rocketing costs.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers agrees that now is the time to act to fix our charter school law, and unveiled legislation to hold charter schools accountable while protecting school choice and ensuring students get the quality education they deserve.
Inquirer: Wolf revives push to change charter school funding
“Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday revived his push to overhaul how Pennsylvania regulates and funds charter schools, calling for measures that would send less money from school districts to support enrollment in the independently run schools.
“The governor endorsed legislation introduced Friday by Democratic lawmakers that aligns with a proposal he backed more than a year ago aimed at curbing payments to cyber charters and changing how charters are funded for special education students.”
PennLive: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf says, ‘It’s time to fix our charter school law’; critics oppose plan to cut aid
“Wolf acknowledged that there are some charter schools doing an outstanding job of putting students on a path for success.