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Pennsylvania: Charter Lobby Pushes to Remove All Quality Controls and Allow Unlimited Expansion ;Diane Ravitch

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The Philadelphia school system legisature's 'charter reforms' are actually a blank check for unlimited charter expansion with no regulation at all. The legislation would allow all charter schools, even the poorest performers, to expand without the authorizing district’s knowledge or approval.. These bills undermine the fiscal-stability promise of local control.Newly proposed charter legislation also frees charters from oversight that is necessary to ensure they are meeting academic standards. They make it harder to close underperforming charters and allow unfettered expansion of charters — even those with failing performance — without regard for their ability to successfully operate. C harter schools are only 6 % of public schools in Pennsylvania but are 25 %of the lowest-performing schools. Is this the future we want for the commonwealth’s public education system.'

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Share this with your contacts in .Pennsylvania, because Pa. If these bills become law, they have the potential to make the public schools collapse.When are the people of Pennsylvania going to wake up and vote out the corrupt members of the legislature.? Taxpayers should flood Governor Wolf's office demanding he veto this attempt to hijack the education budget of the commonwealth.

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