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When it comes to cyber charters, doing nothing is not an option

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The cyber funding formula, which provides the same per student tuition as brick and mortar schools despite the lack of overhead is outright unfair." Cyber Charters in Pennsylvania are low-performing but profitable.The latest CREDO report  most troubling finding is that cyber charters show overwhelmingly negative results in academic growth of students; yet, enrollments grow despite their dismal outcomes.  Cybers were authorized in 2002, but questions remain about the money being poured into the sector, the lack of oversight, & the questionable academic performance. Harrisburg lawmakers are partly responsible. The most recent package of bills  would grant more autonomy to charters without more accountability. The cyber charter school problem is not limited to Philadelphia. Small and rural school districts are hit hard by cyber charter payments"

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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