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Moody's: Financially stressed Pennsylvania school districts creating recovery plans to cope with charter school pressure

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Moody's: Financially stressed Pennsylvania school districts creating recovery plans to cope with charter school pressures. .While charter advocates assert that competition will cause public schools to improve, this is not what is happening in Pennsylvania. Charters make alluring promises and drain away students and funding. 'Some fiscally stressed Pennsylvania public school districts have come up with new approaches for combating a primary pressure point: competition from charter schools, Moody's Investor Service says in a new report. Some of the plans would be transformative, such as a proposal to send all students to other school districts and pay tuition, or to operate a public school district as all-charter. Some financially stressed districts have offered recovery proposals that fundamentally alter the nature of their public school district operation.
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